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The Utah Child Abuse Registry
(Last Updated 12/24/05)

Summary: This ongoing special report features Utah officials and bureaucrats who have, or are alleged to have, abused innocent children, parents, and families. Read our disclaimer.  If you have additional, credible information to add to one or more of these individuals, email us at info@accountabilityutah.org.




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Name: Shurtleff, Mark

Aliases: "General" and "Attorney General"

Contact Information:

Home Address:

2020 Candle Spruce Cove

Sandy, UT 84092

Phone: 801-733-9844

See Employment Information.


Attempting to Withhold Medical Treatment from a Child: Shurtleff co-signed a letter on August 11, 2003, ordering the Burzynski Clinic (specializing in cancer treatment) to not provide a young man, Parker Jensen, with any treatment, which included potentially life-saving treatment.

Directing the Slaughter of Unborn Infants: Shurtleff's office admitted to secretly collaborating in 2004 to undermine a bill to prevent taxpayer funds from being used to perform abortions on demand.  Shurtleff's office helped to draft and then publicly defended an administrative rule accomplishing this.
Sources: Alert for 7/29/04 and Alert for 9/7/04.

Utterly Refusing to Right Injustices Against Families: Despite receiving hundreds of requests for appointments, Shurtleff continues to direct attacks against innocent families.
Sources: News Item 2 for 9/28/03 and Alert for 10/05/03.

Shurtleff's abuses have been so horrible, even agents with the notoriously anti-family Utah Department of Child and Family "Services" (DCFS) have complained.

Even after the legislative audit found that there was no grounds for the state to seize the Bierly children, Shurtleff has refused to take any meaningful action.

To this day, his office continues to harass vegan Thaxton family.
Sources: Flier on Thaxton family and Alert for 12/14/03.

Lying to Innocent Families to Obtain Office: In the Utah State Bar Association Journal, October 2000, Shurtleff stated: "It's time for the Attorney General to get back to basics: protecting the Constitution, defending families and fighting crime... If elected, I will not pursue pet projects which eclipse or dilute my statutory responsibilities to provide effective legal counsel to the state and its agencies. Overall, I will be dedicated to administrative fiscal responsibility, professionalism and accountability."
Source: http://www.accountabilityutah.org/Library/Flounder/Quotes.htm

Threatening Clergy to Attack Innocent Families: Shurtleff wrote a letter on March 4, 2003, to Utah clergy members, demanding that they report even the flimsiest accusations to police (based upon any "reason to believe" that any abuse or neglect has occurred).
Source: http://www.accountabilityutah.org/Library/Training/ParentalRights/AGtoClergy.pdf

Lobbying Against Parental Rights to Make Medical Decisions: Shurtleff and his underlings Craig Barlow and Alain Balmanno lobbied to kill SB 90 S4 (amended) in 2004.
Sources: http://www.accountabilityutah.org/Bills2004.htm






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Disclaimer: We have slightly modified the State of Utah's disclaimer:

  • By placing registry information on the Internet, Accountability Utah makes no representation, either implied or expressed, that all information is accurate. Though much of the information is of record, some is gathered from the offenders themselves;

  • The information contained on this site does not imply listed individuals will commit a specific type of crime in the future, nor does it imply that if a future crime is committed by a listed individual what the nature of that crime may be and Accountability Utah makes no representation as to any offender's likelihood of re-offending;

  • If you believe that information on the web site is incorrect, please contact Accountability Utah info@accountabiltyutah.org.

  • Pursuant to Utah Code Ann. Section 77-27-21.5(21)(b) and (c), members of the public are not allowed to use this information to harass or threaten sex offenders or members of their families; and harassment, stalking, or threats against sex offenders or their families are prohibited and doing so may violate Utah criminal laws.


Additional Information: For additional information, see the Parental Rights (Due Process) section of our Issues & Alerts page.  For information on how to best protect your family from state-sponsored child abusers, see our Parental Rights Now! Action Packets.


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