Utah Prosecutor Says He’s Investigating Sen. Harry Reid in Pay-to-Play Probe

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A county prosecutor in Utah says he’s investigating Nevada Sen. Harry Reid in connection with an ongoing probe into a pay-to-play scheme involving two former Utah attorneys general.

Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings, a Republican, said in a statement that he’s looking into allegations related to the Democratic senator. Rawlings isn’t revealing the allegations publicly, only saying they are based on information from witnesses in the attorneys general case.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Aug. 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Aug. 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Reid hasn’t been charged and didn’t immediately comment on the investigation.

Reid has denied any wrongdoing since a businessman said in 2013 that a former Utah attorney general arranged a deal to pay the senator to get rid of a federal investigation into a software business.

Federal prosecutors declined to file charges in the case.

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