- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) - A former South Jordan city council candidate is denying allegations that he offered another candidate $10,000 to drop out of the race.

Andrew C. Petersen says he’s shocked by allegations from South Jordan Councilman Chuck Newton that he offered Newton a bribe days after the August primary election.

Petersen lost the primary election and said Wednesday that it wouldn’t make sense to offer money to Newton, who was still in the race as one of two front runners. Petersen says he never discussed money with Newton and did not try to bribe him.

Newton told KUTV-TV (https://bit.ly/1QZNMRh ) that he was offered the money for a future mayoral run in return for leaving the council race.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says his office is investigating the allegations.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, https://www.kutv.com/


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