- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is waiving his right to an evidentiary hearing that was set to begin next week in his bribery case.

Utah courts spokeswoman Nancy Volmer said Wednesday that an arraignment has instead been scheduled for Swallow on July 20.

Swallow and his predecessor, former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, are accused of accepting money and gifts like California beach vacations and the use of luxury boats and homes.

Both deny any wrongdoing.

Prosecutors were expected to present their evidence against the 52-year-old Swallow at weeklong hearing where a judge would have decided it there was sufficient proof to send the case to trial.

Defense attorneys Stephen McCaughey and Jeremy Delicino weren’t immediately available for comment Wednesday.

Shurtleff’s preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin on June 15.



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