Shurtleff cancels meeting sponsored by accused felon

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff canceled an upcoming neighborhood meeting, after learning it was sponsored by a group run by accused felon Rick Koerber.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Shurtleff was supposed to speak on July 23rd at a Springville meeting sponsored by Koerber's group, Free Capitalist Project.

Shurtleff says he didn't know who the host was when he signed on, and canceled because it would be inappropriate for him to be there.

Koerber stands accused of running a $100 million Ponzi scheme.

When the Commerce Department first investigated Koerber, he went to Shurtleff and told him he felt the department was abusing its powers.

A short time after that meeting, Shurtleff's office declined to file a case against Koerber.

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