SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Attorney General's office is reviewing the more than $200,000 former Utah Transit Authority boss Jerry Benson is getting after being fired last month, as well as other transit agency employee contracts that offer similar provisions.
Utah attorney general fights 2 hostile workplace lawsuits
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of lawsuits by former state prosecutors alleging they were retaliated against and forced out of their jobs at the Utah Attorney General's Office for reporting wrongdoing and harassment raises new questions about an office that is only four years removed from a major scandal.
Prosecutors will not appeal sheriff’s weapons case
MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors will not appeal the dismissal of a case alleging a Utah sheriff fired an unloaded rifle at his deputy, then fired the officer in retaliation for reporting the incident.
Utah attorney general says 2017 special election was legal
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legal opinion released by the Utah Attorney General's Office says that the governor's setting special election last year to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress was legal.
The opinion released by Sean Reyes' office Tuesday followed months of dispute by legislators and the governor's office over the opinion.
State closes sheriff’s office probe without filing charges
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors have declined to file criminal charges connected to auditors' findings that a sheriff's office north of Salt Lake City misspent department money and committed time-card fraud.
Prosecutors decided the allegations against the Davis County Sheriff were administrative issues rather than criminal complaints, The Standard-Examiner reported.
Case over LGBT talk in schools settled after Utah law change
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit over restrictions on talk about homosexuality in Utah classrooms has been settled after the state changed the law in a case that sets the stage for challenges to similar measures in other states, LGBT-rights groups said Friday.
Attorneys said the rules banning "advocacy of homosexuality" created a culture of silence for LGBT students, making them feel like they weren't worthy of respect or discussion.
Utah seeking $1.9 billion from EPA over mine-waste spill
Utah is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for $1.9 billion in damages after the EPA inadvertently triggered a multi-state spill from an old gold mine in Colorado, the Utah Attorney General's Office confirmed Tuesday.
The state filed the claim in February but never publicly announced it, said Dan Burton, a spokesman for the attorney general. Word of the claim first surfaced Friday when the EPA made a passing reference to it in a news release.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah police say no one was hurt after a state employee accidentally fired a handgun inside the state attorney general's office.
Detective Rob Ungricht told The Salt Lake Tribune (http://bit.ly/2tQgtvb) that the female employee involved in the Wednesday incident is a concealed carry permit holder.
Utah AG won’t file charges in woman’s jail death
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Attorney General's Office has determined the fatal injuries a 28-year-old woman sustained while in custody of a northern Utah jail were not the result of criminal conduct.
The office announced Friday it had ended its investigation into Heather Miller's death. No criminal charges will be filed in the case.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state attorneys are urging a judge to toss a lawsuit from former attorney general Mark Shurtleff seeking $1.1 million in legal fees that he spent to defend himself against bribery allegations that were ultimately dismissed.
The Utah Attorney General's Office said in a court filing Friday that Shurtleff isn't eligible for reimbursement because he wasn't an employee when charges were dismissed last year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Attorney General's Office says investigators have seized evidence and hundreds of thousands in cash from about 500 coin game machines across the state that violate Utah's gambling ban.
Uintah County sheriff’s sergeant accused of abusing child
VERNAL, Utah (AP) — A Uintah County sheriff's sergeant has been accused of sexually abusing a child at a birthday party.
The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2erNoha ) that Uintah County Sheriff Vance Norton says the sergeant is being investigated by the Utah Attorney General's Office in connection to the alleged incident on Aug.27.
Norton says the sergeant is accused of abusing a child while off duty at a party. The sergeant has been placed on administrative leave in light of the accusation.
Man gets jail time for attempted recruitment of 15-year-old into prostitution
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who tried to recruit a 15-year-old girl into prostitution was ordered Monday to about nine more months in the Salt Lake County Jail for an attempted human trafficking conviction, the Utah Attorney General's Office announced.
Charles Daryl Kelley, 60, was previously sentenced to a year behind bars but was given credit for time served in jail since April 14. His sentence comes on the same day he...