- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A judge has rescheduled the trial date for former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff so his defense team can examine information from federal investigators.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1U4zsKp) that court records show the judge agreed Friday to set Shurtleff’s trial to start Oct. 25.

State prosecutors had been fighting with their federal counterparts to get evidence from a 2013 investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Department of Justice.

That probe was closed without filing charges, but state prosecutors later filed their own case.

Defense attorneys have supported that effort.

Shurtleff has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he accepted improper gifts like beach vacations from businessmen in trouble with regulators.

He served as Utah’s top law enforcement officer for 12 years.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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