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Marty Jackley
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With Caveats, Jackley Says Troubled EB-5 Program Could Be Tool for South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS — It’s occupied a lot of his office’s time, but despite its problems, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the federal EB-5 economic development program could play a role in the state’s future

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South Dakota Lawmakers to Review Testimony from Joop Bollen on EB-5

Lawmakers on a legislative committee in Pierre plan to review information from the man who formally administered the federal EB-5 investment for green card program in South Dakota.

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photo by Rick Knobe
photo by Rick Knobe

Federal Judge Dismisses Barth from EB-5 Suit, Leaves Open for New Petitioner

A federal district judge Monday dismissed Democratic Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth’s petition to preserve evidence in the EB-5 scandal.

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Retired FBI agent John Good discusses the Abscam scandal independent US Senate candidate Larry Pressler at a news conference in Sioux Falls. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission..
Retired FBI agent John Good discusses the Abscam scandal independent US Senate candidate Larry Pressler at a news conference in Sioux Falls. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission..

Abscam FBI Agent Says Follow The Money in EB-5 Scandal

SIOUX FALLS — An old hand at investigating government corruption had one piece of advice for the FBI, which admitted yesterday (Wednesday) that it had an “active” investigation ongoing into South Dakota EB-5 scandal — follow the money

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Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds
South Dakota Government

Rounds Responds to Barth’s EB-5 Lawsuit, Says He Has No Personal Files

Former governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds says in an affidavit that does not have any personal files related to the EB-5 scandal.

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Former South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds
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Rounds’ EB-5 Word Salad

Blogger Cory Allen Heidelberger excerpts this recent interview of Republican Senate candidate Mike Rounds in the Black Hills Pioneer on one of the many questions in the EB-5 scandal:

We Don't Fire a Guy for Getting Sued ... 
You have

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Craig Lawrence, South Dakota Republican Party chair. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.
Craig Lawrence, South Dakota Republican Party chair. Photo by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News, used with permission.

EVA Acquiesces to SD GOP’s Demand to Pull Rounds Attack Ad

SIOUX FALLS — Following a strident Republican denunciation of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland and Every Voice Action's attack ad against Republican front-runner Mike Rounds Wednesday, EVA pulled its ad off South Dakota airwaves that afternoon

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EB-5: What California Arbitrator Found as Fact Regarding Bollen, SDRC, Inc.

The underlying transactions in the Darley Commercial, LLC v. Hanul Professional Law Corporation v. South Dakota Board of Regents arbitration are convoluted almost beyond explanation.
However, the third party neutral arbitrator in the matter, Robert A. Baines,

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Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds
South Dakota Government

Don’t Expect EB-5 Road to Go Through Rounds

The road to clarity about South Dakota’s EB-5 scandal will not run directly through former Gov. Mike Rounds.

That is not saying the same thing as the Republican front-runner for the open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota is or is not culpable

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Joop Bollen Conflict-of-Interest Forms Request Denied

Board of Regents is refusing to release documents about potential financial conflicts of Joop Bollen, the former director of a troubled immigration program.

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