If not for this India-born Democratic district attorney, working for the largely Republican and Mormon Salt Lake County, the case that local press are calling Utah's "biggest-ever political-corruption scandal" might never have fully come to light.
Sim Gill, the county's DA, was the force behind the investigation that led to two former Utah attorneys general, Mark Shurtleff (R) and John Swallow (R), being arrested Tuesday and charged with two dozen felony counts, including bribery and obstruction of justice. He pressed on with the probe after federal prosecutors dropped it last year.
"We have filed what we think are appropriate and minimal charges," Gill said while announcing the charges, per the Salt Like Tribune. "We could have filed more, but we chose at this time to just file what we did."
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