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FBI confirms ongoing role in Swallow investigation

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Utah Attorney General John Swallow looks on during an interview at the Utah State Capitol Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City.AP

FBI officials are confirming they're playing an ongoing role investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

FBI special agent Todd Palmer says the agency is still working with local investigators after the U.S. Department of Justice closed a federal probe.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice told Swallow's attorneys that they'd shuttered their investigation of Swallow and former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and were not planning to file any charges.

Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill and Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings are still investigating whether Swallow's office broke any state laws, and have said the FBI is assisting. Swallow has been surrounded by allegations of misconduct since shortly after he assumed office in January.

He has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and says he expects his name will be cleared.