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Lt. Gov. asks AG to explain use of state seal

Lt. Gov. asks AG to explain use of state seal

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert will ask Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to explain his use of the state seal in a letter he sent to other attorneys general praising a Utah company.

In September, Shurtleff sent a letter touting technology produced by Orem-based DigitalBridge. The company, which donated $10,000 to Shurtleff's campaign, posted the letter on its Web site.

Herbert's office says sending the letter on official letterhead with the state seal could be a violation of state law.

Illegal use of the seal could bring a felony charge, although that rarely happens.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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