Shurtleff allegedly accepted gifts from indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson, who contributed to the former attorney general’s campaign. Specifically, prosecutors say he used Johnson’s personal jet to fly to California for a campaign fundraiser. Johnson’s trial on 86 counts of fraud is scheduled for September.
The charges also say Shurtleff benefitted from the role he played in the state’s litigation with Bank of America to obtain settlements for Utahns who had lost their homes in the mortgage crisis.
Shurtleff pulled the state out of the case as one of his last acts in office in December 2012 and then went to work for Troutman Sanders, an international law firm that holds Bank of America as a major client. He quit six months later.