- Associated Press - Friday, April 18, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says he’s avoiding campaign donations that could appear to create a conflict of interest with his office.

Reyes made the comments during a Friday discussion at the University of Utah about restoring public trust in the state’s top law enforcement office.

Gov. Gary Herbert in December appointed Reyes to temporarily hold the office until a special election this November.

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Reyes replaced fellow Republican John Swallow, who stepped down after accusations of wrongdoing. Swallow has maintained his innocence.

Reyes on Friday declined to name the individuals, businesses and industries whose donations he’s turning away.

Reyes says doesn’t want to insinuate they were doing anything illegal or unethical.

He says it’s simply easier to avoid their donations because those groups to be more highly regulated and receive more complaints.

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