Federal judge reduces Jeremy Johnson’s sentence by 4 years

In this 2017 file photo, Jeremy Johnson declines to testify in former Utah Attorney General John Swallow's corruption trial, Salt Lake City, Feb. 15, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Fox 13 News, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge on Wednesday reduced the prison sentence of Jeremy Johnson, a St. George businessman known for his philanthropy who became embroiled in fraud accusations and was at the center of a massive political scandal involving two former Utah attorneys general.

Johnson was sentenced on Wednesday to 87 months in federal prison after the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ordered a lower court to do it over, according to a report by FOX13. The court sided with Johnson on issues surrounding loss in the fraud case that he was convicted in.

Johnson was originally sentenced to 135 months and has been in federal prison since 2016.

Read the full story here:  Fox13Now.com.

Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com

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  • Carpe Diem December 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Throw away the key, please.

  • Comment December 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Johnson greased a lot of the right palms when he was throwing around that ill-gotten fortune. Actually bought himself a lot of friends, from what I hear. I bet there’s at least a few 10s of millions socked away in cayman accounts that’ll be waiting for him when he’s out.

    • Carpe Diem December 19, 2018 at 7:42 pm

      No doubt he stashed some loot / gold. Rumors of it.. And with how much he had, he should have! Amazing “the friends” he acquired. Very very shallow people.

      Speaking of which, the COJCOLDS hasnt yet given the Govt victim’s fund his ample tithes from those ill gotten gains.

      • Comment December 19, 2018 at 9:07 pm

        stgnews did a Jeremy Johnson x-mas article one time. He was dressed up as Santa and giving away presents or something. This was before he was locked up. It was super weird. Maybe someone can dig up a link?

        • Carpe Diem December 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

          Well to that end, he had everyone duped at one time, on up to two Utah AG’s and the local posse. What gets me is some people keep their blinders on to this day.

          • Comment December 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm

            Let’s just say I wouldn’t mind having friends like ol’ JJ. So long as he’s buyin’ we’ll be best friends till the end of time. So I hear he was quite generous with his local posse. His ill-gotten loot was something over 1/3 of a billion, so there was plenty of love to go around.

  • LunchboxHero December 19, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    This guy is a degenerate crook of the highest order. If his sentence is being reduced, we’re going in the wrong direction here.

  • htown December 20, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Why do you keep giving this thief and felon press time. What is your infatuation with this criminal. Nobody is happy about this except his circle that benefited from his illegal activities. The public is sick of hearing about him. Everyone hoped we would not hear about him again for 11 years. We don’t need any more updates on this case.

  • KR567 December 20, 2018 at 9:08 am

    sounds like he will retire in luxury…meanwhile all you whiners can keep on working and paying rent

    • Chris December 20, 2018 at 11:51 am

      So, are you saying that crime does pay? He may retire in luxury for a time, but he will forever be looking over his shoulder.

    • Carpe Diem December 20, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      NAH… JJ has been branded a thief of the highest order, lost all honor (unless you are into thieves) and will likely never own much of anything again. See, the problem with JJ is he doesn’t know how to have a “real job” but always falls back on his thieving, conniving ways. You likely know this wasn’t his first illegal rodeo.

      He reminds me of some of those NFL players who play Russian roulette with drug tests, but always end up getting caught and losing their tall green.

      • Brian December 20, 2018 at 1:11 pm

        Unfortunately I’m sure he has tens of millions of dollars stashed away and will live out his days comfortably once he sees the light of day again. He’s already shown a great capacity to live with himself and his actions, so he’ll probably sleep OK, too.

        • Comment December 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm

          Did the feds ever get back any of those millions in tithing that ol’ JJ paid to “The Church”?

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