Shurtleff faces lawsuit over fraud case

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A man convicted of securities fraud is suing Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. He claims Shurtleff didn't prosecute others involved in the scheme due to personal relationships.

Donald Purser says Stephen Brockbank and Carol Love organized the operation, which involved soliciting $2 million from investors but never making good on promised returns.

Purser says Shurtleff didn't go after the two alleged orchestrators, because of a personal friendship with Brockbank.

In the complaint filed against Shurtleff in federal court, Purser asks for $13 million in damages, saying his reputation was ruined by prosecutorial misconduct.

Shurtleff has not commented.

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