By Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The former head of the Utah National Guard who served as acting attorney general during the office’s pay-for-play scandal will retire at the end of the summer.

The Deseret News reports ( ) that Gen. Brian Tarbet will retire as chief civil deputy. Solicitor General Bridget Romano will replace him.

Tarbet served as acting attorney general after John Swallow stepped down in December 2013 amid allegations of wrongdoing. When Sean Reyes was chosen to replace Swallow in 2014, Tarbet was appointed chief civil deputy.

Tarbet has a law degree from the University of Utah and worked as general counsel in the attorney general’s office under Swallow. A major general, he led the Utah National Guard for 12 years until retiring in 2012.

Reyes has not yet named a new solicitor general.


Information from: Deseret News,

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