- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former Utah attorney general accused of bribery and other crimes wants prosecutors to prove they have enough evidence for a trial.

John Swallow waived his right to an evidence hearing last summer but he reversed course Tuesday and asked a judge to set a hearing for the 13 charges he faces.

Swallow’s attorney says in court documents that prosecutors have provided overwhelming amounts of documents and evidence to go through but it is unclear which facts they claim support the charges.

A judge has not yet ruled on Swallow’s request.

Swallow and his predecessor, former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, are accused of accepting money and gifts like California beach vacations and the use of luxury boats and homes.

Both Republicans have pleaded not guilty.


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