SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah prosecutors have filed six felony charges of bribery, witness tampering, obstructing justice and other accounts against a longtime associate of former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.
Utah County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Spencer Cannon says 49-year-old Timothy William Lawson was booked into the Utah County Jail on Thursday afternoon. He's being held on $250,000 bail.
In court documents, prosecutors say Lawson say the man represented himself as a close friend of Shurtleff.
Prosecutors say a businessman convicted of fraud, Marc Jenson, paid Lawson about $120,000 to gain access to Shurtleff and influence witnesses and victims in criminal cases against Jenson.
Phone messages left with Shurtleff and his attorney Max Wheeler were not immediately returned.
It was not immediately clear whether Lawson had an attorney.
MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press
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Weber County Man Charged With Multiple Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child
(KUTV) 2,000 images of child pornography. That's what investigators say they found on 34-year-old Griffin Gale's laptop.
An undercover investigation look into Gale's Roy home. Hidden in the garage, investigators say they found a laptop computer running, downloading images of child pornography.
Officers confiscated the computer and, according to arresting documents, say Gale admitted the pornography was his.
A forensic lab's search of the computer uncovered the thousands of images and videos. Now, Gale is charged with 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. All of the accounts are second-degree felonies.
BofA Says Customer Owes Money with No Explanation of the Debt
(KUTV) 2News first introduced you to April Adams back in April of this year. At the time, Bank of America was putting all of her mortgage payments into something that showed up on her statement as, "Unapplied Funds." The money was not being counted towards her mortgage. One call to Bank of America's corporate communication's department and they fixed the problem, applying that money to her mortgage.
Now, eight months later, April is again battling with Bank of America. She is now trying to move her loan to a new mortgage company and Bank of America is once again holding up the process. Her statements now say April owes over $2-thousand in what her statements calls, "Other Amounts Due."
"No one can tell me what that is," April said. "I have no clue what it is."
April decided to Get Gephardt. We again called Bank of America on April's behalf through their corporate communication's office. Without offering any explanation, Bank of America credited April the full amount due in the "Other Amounts Due" category which will allow her to finally refinance with another lender.
April says that she hopes others learn from her story – and double check your mortgage statements. April only caught Bank of America's mistakes after seeing the errors on her statement.
By Matt Gephardt Produced by Michelle Poe Edited by Aaron Colborn Photography by Brian Morris
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