Former State Employee Reveals Motivation for Helping with “The List”

(KCPW News) It wasn’t hatred of illegal immigrants but the desire to return a favor. That’s what Leah Carson, one of the two former state workers convicted for her role in compiling and distributing a list of 1,300 purported undocumented residents, told the Utah Attorney General’s office while being questioned. It came in three-and-a-half hours of video obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune, which has reported on it extensively and posted the interviews online. Crime reporter Nate Carlisle co-authored the story with Lindsay Whitehurst. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked him how the Tribune obtained the video.

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