Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, once charged with public corruption in office, will receive $600,000 from the state of Utah under the terms of a legal settlement approved Wednesday by legislative leaders.
The settlement, approved by the Legislative Management Committee, stems from corruption charges filed against the three-term officeholder but subsequently dropped in 2016. State law allows for individuals in Shurtleff’s situation to seek reimbursement from the state for their attorneys fees.
David Wolf, an assistant Utah Attorney General, told lawmakers that Shurtleff was seeking more than $1 million from the state. The $600,000 settlement was believed to be fair, Wolf said, “given these circumstances.