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FTC consumer fraud case leads to Utah scandal

A Federal Trade Commission consumer protection investigation has indirectly led to what the Salt Lake Tribune is calling “the biggest corruption scandal in Utah history,” with two former attorneys general charged with participating in shakedowns, blackmail and bribery. It’s also a Wild West tale with reports of gifts of gold coins, silver bars buried in the mountains, online gambling and luxury houseboat junkets on Lake Powell.

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