- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say a high-profile Utah businessman who is serving a federal prison sentence for lying to banks is back in custody after a few hours of freedom when he was mistakenly released from the Salt Lake County jail.

Jeremy Johnson’s attorney, Mary Corporon, tells the Deseret News (https://bit.ly/2msvMpy ) her client turned himself in to U.S. marshals Tuesday morning.

Jail officials say paperwork didn’t show Johnson was a federal prison inmate, so he was released on Monday.

Corporon didn’t say much about what he did while he was free.

Johnson was jailed Feb. 15 for contempt-of-court after refusing to testify in the criminal case against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

Swallow was acquitted March 2 of bribery and evidence tampering charges in one of the highest-profile scandals in state history.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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