R105. Attorney General, Administration.
R105-3. White Collar Crime Registry.
The purpose of this rule is to establish procedures to efficiently administer the Utah White Collar Crime Offender Registry. These rules are made pursuant to the rulemaking authority granted by Utah Code Ann. Section 77-42-107(1).
(1) Attorney General: The Attorney General of the State of Utah and any Assistant Attorney General.
(2) Attorney General's Office: The Office of the Attorney General of the State of Utah, and its employees acting within the scope of their employment.
(3) Conviction: A conviction occurs, for purposes of this Rule, as soon as a plea is entered and accepted by the court, or a trial concludes with a verdict of guilty. The Registry shall note cases in which an Offender has been convicted but is still awaiting sentencing or has appealed the conviction, so long as the appeal is pending.
(4) Dates: When a day of the month or a date that is specified in this rule falls on a weekend or an official state holiday, the deadline shall be the end of the next regular business day.
(5) Harassment: Harassment is any action that is designed to intimidate, humiliate, coerce, or threaten an individual, including stalking an individual. Persons who use the Registry are prohibited from harassing any Offender listed on the Registry, or any person related to any Offender. Persons who use the Registry are also prohibited from engaging in indirect harassing behavior against an Offender through harassing contact with any person who employs any Offender, any person who provides housing to any Offender, or any person who is a religious or spiritual advisor to any Offender. For example, a person using the Registry may not coerce or threaten a landlord in an effort to cause the landlord to cease renting to an Offender. However, it is not harassment for a person who uses the Registry to accurately inform any person that an Offender is listed on the Registry, or to provide information on the Registry to any person. It is not harassment for a person who uses the Registry to suggest, advise, or recommend to any person that they not invest money with an Offender, or that they take action to recover money they may have invested with an Offender.
(6) Offender: Any person who has been convicted of a crime listed in Section 77-42-105, who is required to register pursuant to Section 77-42-106(2) and who is not exempted from that requirement pursuant to Section 77-42-106(3).
(7) Presiding Officer: The initial Presiding Officer for administrative proceedings shall be the current Director of the Markets and Financial Fraud Division, unless otherwise designated by the Attorney General in a particular proceeding.
(8) Potential Offender: Any person whom the Attorney General has reason to believe may be an Offender, during the period of time when the Attorney General's Office is investigating whether the person qualifies for listing on the Registry.
(9) Prosecutor: Any Assistant Utah Attorney General, County Attorney, Assistant County Attorney, District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, or other individual who is authorized by law to prosecute any of the offenses listed in Section 77-42-105. A law enforcement agency may designate any Prosecutor within the agency as the person responsible for fulfilling the requirements of this Rule regarding any Offender or group of Offenders; in the absence of any such designation, it is the responsibility of the Prosecutor who obtained the conviction to comply with this Rule.
(10) Registry: The White Collar Crime Registry, as authorized by Utah Code Title 77, Chapter 42.
(11) Registry Coordinator: The Registry Coordinator is the person who is responsible for maintaining the Registry. The Attorney General shall designate a Registry Coordinator, whose name will be listed as part of the information about the Registry provided at http://www.attorneygeneral.utah.gov
(12) Repeat Offender: For purposes of Section 77-42-106(1) a person shall be deemed to have been convicted more than once and hence subject to being listed for additional time on the Registry only if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) Each conviction was the result of a separate legal proceeding;
(b) Each conviction is based upon factually distinct behavior, such as different fraudulent schemes affecting different investors;
(c) Although a person may be convicted in a single proceeding of having committed multiple offenses from among the list in Section 77-42-105 or may be convicted of multiple counts of the same offense, such a proceeding still constitutes a single conviction; and
(d) It is irrelevant whether the events for later convictions take place before or after earlier convictions, so long as they constitute separate factually distinct behavior.
(13) Review Officer: A Review Officer is an individual who makes initial determinations concerning whether a Potential Offender should be listed as an Offender on the Registry, and whether an Offender who is listed on the Registry should be removed from the Registry. The Attorney General shall designate one or more Review Officers from time to time. Individuals may obtain the name of the Review Officer in a particular case by sending an email to email@example.com, or by checking the information about the Registry provided at http://www.attorneygeneral.utah.gov, or by mailing a written request to White Collar Crime Registry Coordinator, Office of the Attorney General, PO Box 142320, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2320.
(14) Victim: Any person identified as a victim, including persons to whom restitution is owed regardless of whether they testified or were identified at trial.
R105-3-3. Operation of the Registry.
(1) The Registry shall be maintained and updated by the Registry Coordinator.
(2) All communications concerning the operation of the Registry or the accuracy of information contained in the Registry, and all forms, information, and notices that are permitted or required to be sent to the Attorney General's Office under this Rule shall be