Associate of former Utah AGs posts bond

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An associate of former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow is no longer behind bars after posting $250,000 bond last week.

Timothy Lawson had been held since Dec. 12 on charges of interfering with criminal cases and intimidating witnesses.

Prosecutors say he worked as a go-between for Shurtleff and a convicted fraudster.

He is the first person facing charges as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at the Utah attorney general’s office.

Neither Swallow nor Shurtleff have been charged with any crimes.

Shurtleff’s attorney Max Wheeler says his client repeatedly asked Lawson not to represent himself as working for Shurtleff.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1m6FzN0) the 49-year-old Lawson bailed out of the Salt Lake County Jail on Friday.

He’s due back in court on Feb. 3.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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