Utah AG Mark Shurtleff told the Legal Newsline that Eric Holder and Christine Varney were “very interested” in an investigation into the college football championships.
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Brett Tolman has been the stateâ€™s top prosecutor since 2006.
Brett Tolman oversaw controversial federal raids in Utah last June that caused a political uproar and an anti-government backlash.
Mark Shurtleff fired off an angry letter to Attorney General Eric Holder last June, complaining about Utah U.S. Attorney Brett Tolmanâ€™s relationship with state authorities.
Utahâ€™s top law enforcement official fired off his apparently angry letter last June, after a controversial federal round-up of Utahans accused of selling plundered Indian artifacts. The complaint centered on U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman.
Utahâ€™s only Democratic lawmaker in the Capitol, Rep. Jim Matheson has recommended David Schwendiman to replace U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman, according to an ABC affiliate.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) chided Attorney General Eric Holder today at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the force the Justice Department used during a high-profile raid earlier this month on people who allegedly took American Indian artifacts from government lands in Utah.
Utah U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman is angling to keep his job in the Obama administration. But another top Utah Republican wrote Eric Holder to complain that Tolman isnâ€™t cooperating with local law enforcement.