According to a evidence put together by a special Utah House committee that investigated Swallow, the state's former top lawyer created new documents designed to mislead anyone who looked into his activities. The action followed a meeting with the indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson.
"We believe the evidence here shows Mr. Swallow panicked following the Krispy Kreme meeting, thinking about the consequences that would occur in terms of his political run for attorney general if Mr. Johnson went public with his allegations," Steve Reich, special counsel to the committee. "And it was this panic that led him down a path of evidence elimination and evidence fabrication."
Swallow resigned his office last month amid mounting investigations.