Former GOP candidate for Utah attorney general charged with bribery

SALT LAKE CITY – A former Republican candidate for Utah attorney general has been charged with bribery for allegedly offering one of his opponents a job if he dropped out of the race.

Frank Mylar, 62, was charged with election bribery on Wednesday, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office said.

Mylar was one of several Republicans seeking to replace Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who is not seeking re-election. Mylar advanced at the Republican National Convention but lost to Derek Brown in last month’s primary.

According to the indictment, Mylar made an offer to his running mate Trent Christensen before the Republican National Convention in April.

“Hey Trent. On my last day of trial, by the grace of God, my campaign took off,” Mylar wrote, according to prosecutors. “I won in Weber and was only there for 10 minutes. Davis won overwhelmingly. If you could endorse me before the convention, I would definitely have you in my office. Think about it for a few days. Thanks. Good luck today.”


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