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June 29, 2006: Wayne Ogden alleges he was kidnapped by Jeremy Johnson when he went to pick up a $1 million check for a business investment. Ogden claims he was attacked and forcibly restrained until he agreed to sign over a trailer park to Johnson and his associates, who were upset because they'd lost $500,000 in Ogden's company.
Dec. 13, 2006: Ogden complains about the kidnapping to the Washington County Attorney's office, which referred the investivation to the FBI because Ogden alleged law enforcement was involved.
Early 2007: FBI begins investigating kidnapping allegation.
April 9, 2007: FBI interviews Johnson, who admits that when he showed up to meet with Ogden, Ogden was restrained. Johnson claims Ogden was released and free to go at any time and that the trailer park was offered voluntarily as collateral. Johnson refuses to identify all those in attendance. Johnson said he knew who had hired one of the individuals who restrained Ogden but refused to tell the FBI.
June 1, 2007: FBI turns report of investigation over to Santa Clara City Police, stating "At this time, logical investigation has determined that an unlawful detention of Mr. Ogden occurred." FBI bows out of investigation after it determined no law-enforcement officers were involved in the kidnapping as Ogden alleged.
July 25, 2007: Santa Clara City Detective Mark Simpson takes over investigation from FBI, but struggles to make contact with Ogden.
March 5, 2008: Simpson makes contact with Ogden, who had been incarcerated, and resumes the investigation.
Nov. 5, 2008: At least four sources confirm to Simpson that Johnson spoke of restraining Ogden and not letting him go until he got his money back.
Nov. 2008: An e-mail says that the Utah Attorney General's Office would not get involved in the case, since Johnson was a friend and campaign donor to then-Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.
Dec. 6, 2008: Simpson finds multiple witnesses have retained lawyers and refuse to speak with him. Simpson sends case file to Washington County Attorney's Office. Due to conflicts of interest Johnson had with the county because of his donations, Washington County sends the file to Iron County.
April 26, 2010: Iron County sends letter back to Washington County explaining it decided not to file charges based on the investigation, citing credibility concerns with Ogden, difficult witnesses and troubles that arose with Simpson struggling to gain assistance from Washington County.