- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - State officials have granted parole to a businessman tied to a scandal involving Utah’s former attorneys general.

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole ordered 55-year-old Marc Jenson be released Tuesday after he served four years of a 10-year sentence for a securities fraud case.

Jenson was jailed in 2011 after a judge found he had failed to pay more than $4 million in restitution.

Jenson’s attorneys argued he had repaid or resolved debts from the case and the 2011 judge’s order was based on bad information by those working for former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow.

Board spokesman Greg Johnson told The Salt Lake Tribune (https://bit.ly/1VEiqpq) that the repaid debts played a role in the board’s ruling.

Jenson says Shurtleff and Swallow tried to exploit his legal troubles for gifts, which they deny.


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

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