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Prosecutor Won't Be Charged In Spat

Prosecutor Won't Be Charged In Spat



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- No charges will be filed against a Salt Lake County prosecutor in connection with a domestic altercation in which he allegedly threatened a deputy with political retaliation.

District Attorney David Yocom says Matthew Nielsen has been disciplined for his actions during the incident.

In January, sheriff's deputies were called to the Nielsen's home. Police reports say a woman called 9-11 and said her husband had pushed her up against the wall and beat her up.

Deputies told Nielsen to leave the home for the rest of the night. According to the police documents, as Nielsen was leaving he confronted Sergeant Scott VanWagoner. He allegedly told him he would one day need a favor from the prosecutor and that he hopes VanWagoner's cases don't come across his desk.

Nielsen's attorney says Nielsen and his wife had an argument and that's it. He says the couple has dealt with it and are doing really well.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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