IN A SALT LAKE COURTROOM FILLED WITH MEDIA -- AND A HANDFUL OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS -- FORMER UTAH ATTORNEYS GENERAL MARK SHURTLEFF AND JOHN SWALLOW DID NOT SPEAK WEDNESDAY MORNING, AS THE JUDGE QUICKLY ADDRESSED A FEW TECHNICAL ISSUES... SET THE NEXT COURT DATE... AND SENT THEM ON THEIR WAY.

THE ENTIRE PROCEEDING LASTED ONLY ABOUT THREE MINUTES... JUST AS SALT LAKE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SIM GILL EXPECTED.

SHURTLEFF AND SWALLOW ARE CHARGED WITH TWO DOZEN CRIMES, RELATED TO IMPROPER ACTIVITY WHILE SERVING IN THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.

THEY FACE DECADES IN PRISON, IF CONVICTED.

THE JUDGE ORDERED THE PARTIES TO RETURN TO COURT -- FOR A SCHEDULING HEARING -- AUGUST 18TH.