Salt Lake Tribune (Jan 12 2013) Embattled St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson says new Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped broker a deal in 2010 in which Johnson believed he was to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid $600,000 to make a federal investigation into Johnson’s company go away.
(Made this shorter because Yahoo blocked my first post about this. They don't like negative news against democrats)
When big money is involved any thing is possible. Even small money turns many politicians heads.
Example. Years ago I happened to be sitting next to a state delegate in a bar that and he was in a deep conversation with a few of his friends. He already had a little too much to drink. This is what I heard him telling his friends: "Any time you vote during the session your hand is always under the table. The least I ever got for my vote was a drink of whiskey and the most I ever got was $1,500".
Example. Different delegate. Again years ago, an associate that was working in the local bank, told me when Mr. X returned home after the state session, he deposited a little over $50,000 cash. Her question to me "where did he get all of that money?' At that time a delegates pay was only $6k.