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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

A.G.’S OFFICE FIGHTS FACTUAL INNOCENCE CLAIM OF ADMITTED MURDERER

For Immediate Release July 29, 2013 The Utah Attorney General’s Office is challenging the factual innocence claim made by an admitted murderer who enlisted help to cover up the crime … Continue reading

July 30, 2013

CHIEF DEPUTY A.G. HONORED FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Chief Deputy Utah Attorney General Kirk Torgensen has received the highest public service award from the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG). Torgensen was given the 2013 Jim Jones Public … Continue reading

July 29, 2013

EX-AIR FORCE MAJOR CAUGHT SOLICITING SEX WITH A MINOR LOSES APPEAL

The Utah Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a now retired New Mexico Air Force major who solicited sex with someone he thought was a 15-year-old girl in Utah. Reinaldo Canton was … Continue reading

July 26, 2013

UTAH A.G. ASKS CONGRESS TO HELP STOP CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

Utah Attorney General John Swallow today joined a bi-partisan national coalition of 49 state and territorial attorneys general calling on Congress to amend the law to help fight prostitution and … Continue reading

July 25, 2013

A.G.’S OFFICE TO SEEK DIFFERENT PROSECUTOR FOR MARC JENSON

For Immediate Release July 17, 2013 The Utah Attorney General’s Office announced today it will remove itself from prosecution of the criminal case against Marc Sessions Jenson.  Jenson and his … Continue reading

July 17, 2013

MASSAGE PARLOR OWNER SENT TO PRISON FOR CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

A Salt Lake massage parlor owner was sentenced to five years to life in prison for aggravated human trafficking involving a child. Third District Judge Judith Atherton ordered Luis Daniel … Continue reading

July 15, 2013

UTAH E-BOOK CONSUMERS MAY BENEFIT FROM APPLE LAWSUIT

A federal court found Apple Inc. unlawfully conspired with major U.S. publishers to raise the prices of electronic books. The U.S. Department of Justice, Utah and 32 other states filed … Continue reading

July 12, 2013