Tuesday, October 8 2013, 10:24 PM MDT
$250K Spent, 60 Interviewed in House AG Probe
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rep. Jim Dunnigan says the special counsel assisting the state House investigation of Utah Attorney General John Swallow has cost about $250,000 so far.
Dunnigan, who chairs the committee overseeing the investigation, said Tuesday that the bill from Washington, D.C.,-based Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld covers August and September.
Dunnigan says they have not yet been billed by special investigators brought on to assist the fact-finding mission.
Special counsel Steven Reich also on Tuesday gave lawmakers on the House investigative committee a brief update on the probe.
Reich says investigators have interviewed more than 60 witnesses in the past three weeks.
Swallow, a Republican, has been dogged by allegations of misconduct since shortly after assuming office in January.
He denies any wrongdoing and says the ongoing investigations will clear his name.
MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press
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