Investigators chosen for House special committee

Investigators chosen for House special committee

An evaluation committee has selected two investigative firms to assist in the Utah House of Representatives’ investigation of Attorney General John Swallow.

The Mintz Group of New York, New York, associated with Steve Clark of Eden, Utah, will lead the investigative team that will also include Lindquist & Associates of Salt Lake City.

“This gives us a strong team with both experience in complex investigations and local knowledge,” said committee chairman Jim Dunnigan.

Founded in 1994, the Mintz Group, has more than 85 investigators in 11 offices in the United States and abroad.

The Mintz Group was the chief investigative firm for the Select Committee of Inquiry of the Connecticut House of Representatives formed to investigate then-Governor John Rowland in 2004. Mintz Group founder and President Jim Mintz will serve as lead investigator on this matter, a position he held during the Governor Rowland investigation.  Mr. Mintz has more than 30 years’ experience conducting private investigations around the world for law firms, corporations, non-profits and government entities.

The House has already hired special counsel Steven Reich and his team from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

“We expect this team will be thorough and professional,” Dunnigan said. “We have absolute confidence that the committee will be able to put together the facts we’ve been tasked to pursue.”

The committee is expected to meet next on Sept. 11.


Joe Pyrah, Utah House chief deputy