Amid a sweeping corruption scandal, two former attorneys general were arrested. The two have been accused of trading favors to wealthy businessmen and accepting valuable items such as money, getaways, and rides on luxury houseboats and private planes. John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff were arrested earlier today in their homes and are facing a total of 23 counts including receiving or soliciting bribes, illegally accepting gifts, obstructing justice and tampering with evidence. Both were later released from the jail and they have continued to deny any wrongdoing. The allegations cover several years and involve numerous businessmen all of which have regulatory or legal problems. The scandal has already lasted over a year and has given rise to several investigations of the attorney general's office. Mr. Shurtleff served 12 years in the office and in 2012, Mr. Swallow was elected as his successor. However, Mr. Swallow announced his resignation less than one year into his first term in office.