Friday, February 29, 2008

White Collar Fraud: The Mark Shurtleff Tapes

Somehow I missed this comment on the Utah Amicus. The original post was a response to AG Mark Shurtleff's defense of his pay-day loan/Bahama's vacation funders. Sam E. Antar left this information in the comments:

Recently Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff colluded with a campaign contributor and its CEO Patrick Byrne to defame me. is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Patrick Byrne is the admitted target of the SEC probe.

My blog has detailed many accounting irregularities, false and misleading statements, and violations of law by and Patrick Byrne.

I suggest that that you read the following posts on my blog with regards to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff:

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Panders to Campaign Contributor & CEO Patrick Byrne and Defames Critic

Link here:

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Caught Lying on Behalf of and Patrick Byrne (Note: Listen to the taped conversation with Richard Hamp and I have other taped conversations with Kirk Torgensen and Hamp not yet published)

Link here:

Open Letter to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Re: Your lies on behalf of campaign contributor

Link here:

As I wrote in my blog:

“Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff's deliberate efforts to defame me on behalf of and its CEO Patrick Byrne have placed a dark cloud on his ethics and integrity as the chief legal officer of the state of Utah…. A legitimate question can be raised as to whether the Chief Legal Officer of the state of Utah by publicly taking the side of after taking their campaign contributions has become a facilitator of the company and has involved himself in the commission of a securities fraud.”


Sam E. Antar (former Crazy Eddie CFO and a convicted felon)
Sam's blog itself is an interesting read, but I would definitely like to know what he knows that we don't about our politicized Attorney General.

Listen to Sam's tapes here.


  1. I have additional tapes, too, including taped conversations with Kirk Torgensen, too.

  2. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff should read this law:

    UCA 76-9-404. Criminal defamation.

    (1) A person is guilty of criminal defamation if he knowingly communicates to any person orally or in writing any information which he knows to be false and knows will tend to expose any other living person to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule.

    (2) Criminal defamation is a class B misdemeanor

  3. Criminal libel is no longer deemed constitutional in the US. Sorry. Jack Thompson, Miami