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06 18, 2018

United States Supreme Court Denies Rhines Petition on Jury Bias

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the United States Supreme Court denied an appeal by death row inmate Charles Russell Rhines alleging that he was sentenced to death because of jury bias.

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06 13, 2018

Awareness for World Elder Abuse Day to Kick-Off with Tele-town Hall Meeting

Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding South Dakotans that World Elder Abuse Awareness Day will be recognized on Friday, June 15, 2018.

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06 11, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Convicted for Assault Against a Department of Corrections Employee

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a State Penitentiary inmate, James Patrick Dornbusch, 25, was convicted by a Minnehaha County Jury of 4 counts of simple assault against a department of corrections employee, class 6 felony, punishable by up to two years in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine.

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06 11, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Rape and Sexual Contact Conviction

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed, without written opinion, the conviction and sentence of Paul Michael Brewer.

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06 05, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Grandparent Scam

Attorney General Marty Jackley’s Consumer Protection Division is seeing the grandparent scam recirculate.

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06 04, 2018

United States Supreme Court Sides with Religious Freedom Case Joined by Jackley

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the United States Supreme Court, in support of a Colorado cake artist’s constitutionally protected right to religious freedom, has reversed a civil rights commission ruling in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

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06 04, 2018

Brule County Man Arrested for First Degree Murder

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Nicholas Yellow Lodge, 19, Chamberlain, has been arrested by complaint on one count of first degree murder, class A felony, mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary or death.

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06 01, 2018

Two Individuals Indicted on Drug Related Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Steven Ryan Koster, 29, Mitchell and Mitzi Cifuentes, 22, Huron, have been indicted on several drug related charges.

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05 31, 2018

Open Meetings Commission to Convene in Pierre

The Open Meetings Commission will meet Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Matthews Training Center located in the Foss Building, Pierre, SD.

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05 30, 2018

Planning for the 3rd Annual Aging Gracefully Expo Underway

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the 3rd Annual Aging Gracefully Expo (AGE) is scheduled for September 15, 2018.

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05 30, 2018

Attorney General’s Office Releases Box Elder Police Department Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Jason Wayne Traversie, 44, Box Elder, on May 2, 2018, in Box Elder, South Dakota.

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05 24, 2018

Attorney General’s Office to Conduct Active Shooter Exercise at Mickelson Criminal Justice Center

The Attorney General’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation will conduct an active shooter exercise at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the George S. Mickelson Criminal Justice Center in Pierre.

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05 23, 2018

Codington County Woman Sentenced in Elder Financial Abuse Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Barbara Anita Lingenfelter, 60, Watertown, was sentenced in Third Circuit Court to one count of obtaining money, property, or assistance by fraud and one count of petty theft.

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05 23, 2018

Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Training Division Sets Date for School Sentinel Training Program

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed today the next School Sentinel Training Program has been scheduled for July 30-August 10, 2018 at the Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pierre.

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05 22, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Releases First Year Update on the Project Stand Up Drug Prevention Program

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that May 2018 marks the one year anniversary of the launch of the Project Stand Up Program.

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05 22, 2018

Statement on Finalization of Zylstra Kaiser Lawsuit

The State of South Dakota confirms today that the State of South Dakota has finalized the Laura Zylstra Kaiser lawsuit.

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05 21, 2018

AG Jackley asks Congress to Expedite Passage of Two Key Opioid Addiction Acts

Attorney General Marty Jackley joined a bipartisan group of 39 state and territorial Attorneys General to ask Congress to expedite the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the Comprehensive Addiction Reform, Education, and Safety Act (CARES).

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05 18, 2018

AG Jackley and SD Department of Education Team with AT&T to Invest in the Jobs for America’s Graduates Program

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Secretary of Education Don Kirkegaard announced today that their offices have joined with AT&T to further invest in the Jobs for America’s Graduates program.

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05 17, 2018

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office asks Restlawn Memory Garden Customers to Come Forward

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today the investigation into Restlawn Memory Gardens located in Huron is still ongoing.

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05 16, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins Case in Support of Agriculture

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined 14 other State Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in supporting the repeal of the 2017 Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule in the case Organic Trade Association vs. USDA.

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05 16, 2018

Hughes County Man Indicted for Aggravated Battery on an Infant

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms Gary Johnathan Martin, 35, Pierre, was indicted yesterday by a Hughes County Grand Jury.

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05 15, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Supports State Statutes that Protect the Unborn

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit by 16 Attorneys General and the Governor of Mississippi.

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05 14, 2018

Law Enforcement Memorial Week Services Scheduled

Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to ask South Dakotans to take a moment to reflect on the contributions that police officers make to our communities and to honor those officers who have been lost in the line of duty.

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05 14, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins Fight Against Planned Parenthood and State Funding of Abortion Clinics

ttorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by 12 Attorneys General.

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05 14, 2018

United States Supreme Court Issues Decision on State Authority on Sports Betting

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court has repealed a 1992 federal law that prohibits most states from authorizing sports betting.

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05 11, 2018

State Wins Civil Lawsuit in Inmate Medical Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that a federal jury has cleared two Department of Corrections employees of any wrong doing in a civil rights lawsuit.

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05 11, 2018

Guericke Motion to Continue in Gear Up Case Granted

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that 1st Circuit Court Judge Bruce Anderson has granted Daniel Mark Guericke’s Motion to Continue Jury Trial in the Gear Up case.

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05 10, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Attorney General Ballot Explanation for Initiated Measure on Prescription Drugs

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the Attorney General’s explanation for the initiated measure establishing a cap on the price a State agency may pay for a prescription drug.

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05 09, 2018

Marshall County Men Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that two more defendants in the Marshall County sexual abuse case have been sentenced.

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05 09, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Releases Facebook Response to States’ Inquiry on Data Privacy

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Facebook has responded to a letter that 37 state and territorial Attorneys General sent on March 26, 2018.

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05 08, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Proposed Constitutional Amendment Z to Appear on November Ballot

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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05 04, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Proposed Constitutional Amendment X to Appear on November Ballot

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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05 04, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Medicare Recipients to be Cautious During New Card Distribution Period

Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota Medicare beneficiaries to avoid falling victim of scams associated with the new Medicare card. Medicare is in the process of replacing old cards that were identified by social security numbers with a new unique number to reduce fraud.

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05 04, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Releases Additional Details in Box Elder Police Department Officer Involved Shooting

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the subject in the recent Box Elder Police Department officer involved shooting has been identified as Jason Wayne Traversie, 44, Box Elder.

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05 03, 2018

Hanson County Man Sentenced in Theft Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today that Kenneth C. Hauge, Alexandria, was sentencing to 15 years in the state penitentiary with 5 suspended on the condition that he have no contact with the victim and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $31,743.82.

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05 02, 2018

Attorney General Jackley to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Box Elder

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Box Elder Police Department, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m. (MDT).

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05 02, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Convicted in Threat to Commit a Sexual Offense

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that State Penitentiary inmate Joshua John Armstrong, 43, was convicted yesterday by a Minnehaha County jury for threatening to commit a sexual offense.

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04 27, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins 20-State Injunction Against Obamacare

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that South Dakota has joined a 20-state coalition in a motion seeking a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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04 26, 2018

Marshall County Man Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Luis Alberto Maaz, 26, Britton, was sentenced earlier this week for 4th degree rape and solicitation of a minor, and was sentenced to 10 years with 5 suspended on each count.

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04 25, 2018

Preliminary Investigation Results Released in Alleged Breach in Sioux Falls Mayoral Race

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released preliminary investigation results in the alleged breach of a Sioux Falls Mayoral candidate’s internet accounts and social media platforms.

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04 25, 2018

Day County Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Grand Theft Case Involving Elderly Man

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a Day County jury has found Gary Podzimek, 59, Bristol, guilty of one count of grand theft by deception, one count of attempted grand theft by deception, one count of deceptive act or practice, four counts of making a false or fraudulent sale tax return, one count of failure to pay sales tax two or more times in a twelve month period and two counts of failure to pay sales tax.

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04 23, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced in Assault Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that State Penitentiary inmate Wade Myers Standing Bear Jr., 26, was sentenced today for simple assault against a law enforcement officer.

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04 19, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality in Miller Conviction in Death of his 4 month-old Son

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Chris A. Miller’s conviction for the death of his 4 month-old son Jacob Miller.

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04 17, 2018

Attorney General Marty Jackley Issues Statement on Oral Arguments in Tax Fairness Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley issues the following statement after oral arguments were heard this morning by the United States Supreme Court in South Dakota’s challenge to Quill decision in tax fairness case.

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04 16, 2018

Tomorrow South Dakota Makes History

A fight for main street retailers that began in the Legislature will see its final round Tuesday as Attorney General Marty Jackley prepares to represent South Dakota before the United States Supreme Court.

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04 13, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Subdivision Quarterly Update

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today that his Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Subdivision continues to receive a good number of referrals since its inception in 2016.

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04 12, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Statement on President Trump Signing of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that President Trump has signed H.R. 1865, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA).

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04 11, 2018

Joint Law Enforcement Effort Results in $445,220 Cash Seizure

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Yankton County Sheriff Jim Vlahakis announced today that as a result of a previous investigation, law enforcement has seized an additional $445,220 in an ongoing fentanyl distribution case.

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04 10, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced for Possession of Weapon

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that State Penitentiary inmate Donald Warren Hayes, pled guilty today to one count of possession of a weapon by an inmate.

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04 09, 2018

Office of Attorney General Provides Evidence to Refute Inmate Claims of Alleged Unlawful Subpoenas

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that additional evidence will be provided in Matthew Kurtenbach vs. South Dakota Attorney General.

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04 09, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Files Final Reply Brief in United States Supreme Court Tax Fairness Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirmed today that the State of South Dakota has filed its final Reply Brief in State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg.

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04 06, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Touts Milestones Reached in 24/7 Sobriety Program

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the State of South Dakota is continuing its ongoing success of the 24/7 Sobriety Program.

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04 06, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins Nationwide Commemoration of Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to remind South Dakotans that next week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

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04 03, 2018

8th Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Inmate’s Challenge to Penitentiary Pornography Policy

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit reversed Charles Sisney’s challenge to the South Dakota State Penitentiary’s pornography policy.

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03 30, 2018

8th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms John Graham Conviction

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit dismissed John Graham’s effort to overturn his conviction on a writ of habeas corpus.

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03 29, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Consumers to Use Toys R Us Gift Cards and Store Credit by April 21

Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding South Dakota consumers to use their Toys R Us or Babies R Us gift cards and store credits before April 21, 2018. Toys R Us recently announced the closing of their stores across the country, including one location in South Dakota.

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03 29, 2018

Additional Rulings in Gear Up Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that a Motions Hearing was held today in the Gear Up case.

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03 28, 2018

AG Jackley asks Congress to Improve States’ Ability to Combat Abuse and Neglect of Medicaid Patients

Attorney General Marty Jackley joined a bipartisan group of 48 other state and territory Attorneys General today and asked Congress to ease federal restrictions that limit states’ ability to investigate and prosecute the abuse and neglect of Medicaid beneficiaries.

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03 26, 2018

AG Marty Jackley Helps Lead Bipartisan Coalition of State AGs in Demanding Answers from Facebook

Attorney General Marty Jackley today helped lead a bipartisan coalition of 37 state and territory Attorneys General in sending a letter demanding answers from Facebook about the company’s business practices and privacy protections. T

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03 26, 2018

Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund.

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03 22, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Allows Evidence in Trooper Drug Stop

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has denied the defendant’s motion to suppress drugs in State of South Dakota v. Barry.

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03 21, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Legislation to Combat Meth and Opioids Signed into Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley extends his appreciation to the South Dakota Legislature and Governor Dennis Daugaard for signing SB 63 and SB 65 into law that will strengthen enforcement for distribution and manufacture of methamphetamine and distribution of opioids in South Dakota.

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03 21, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Data Breach Bill Signed into Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley extends his appreciation to the South Dakota Legislature and Governor Dennis Daugaard for signing SB 62 into law that requires the reporting of data breaches of personal information to consumers.

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03 21, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Revising Marsy’s Law

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for Constitutional Amendment Y has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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03 21, 2018

Codington County Man Sentenced in First Degree Manslaughter Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Codington County States Attorney Rebecca Morlock Reeves confirm that Alexis Javier Velazquez-Sanchez, Watertown,

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03 20, 2018

Florence Man Pleads Guilty to Elder Financial Abuse Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Brett Joseph Moffenbier, 21, Florence, has pled guilty to charges of elder financial abuse in two counties.

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03 19, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Requiring Physical Damage for a Violation of the Law

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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03 16, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Regarding the Ability of Adults to Buy, Sell, or Rent Any Property or Service

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed constitutional amendment has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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03 14, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Sues Major Prescription Drug Manufacturers

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that his office has filed a civil lawsuit in South Dakota State Circuit Court against prescription drug manufactures Purdue, Endo and Janssen for deceptive marketing and sale of prescription opioids.

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03 14, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reaches Tobacco Settlement Agreement for Education Enhancement

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that he has reached a settlement agreement releasing $27.5 million belonging to South Dakota that has been trapped in an escrow account during a decade-long dispute between the State and the major tobacco companies.

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03 12, 2018

Yankton County Men Sentenced in Fentanyl Distribution Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that two Yankton County men were sentenced today for distribution of fentanyl.

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03 12, 2018

Press Conference to be Held to Address Attorney General Lawsuits

Attorney General Marty Jackley will hold a press conference to address two major Attorney General lawsuits.

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03 09, 2018

State Reaches Civil Settlement with Black Hills Psychology in Medicaid Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has reached a civil Settlement Agreement and an Integrity Agreement with Black Hills Psychology of Spearfish, SD, in a case involving Medicaid payments.

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03 09, 2018

AG Jackley’s Bill to Strengthen Meth Laws Adopted by the Legislature

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that SB 63, a bill to strengthen the sentences for Distribution and Manufacture of Methamphetamine in South Dakota has passed both houses of the Legislature.

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03 08, 2018

AG Jackley Joins Bipartisan Group of Attorneys General to Support Victims of Child Pornography

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a bipartisan group of 54 state and territorial Attorneys General calling upon congressional leaders to pass legislation supporting victims of child pornography.

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03 08, 2018

SD Joins Challenge to States’ Authority to Protect Life and Regulate Dismemberment Abortions

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined a 25 state coalition of Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief, in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Becerra, Attorney General of Texas, with the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief supports the States’ authority to regulate dismemberment abortions for the purpose of protecting unborn life and human dignity.

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03 08, 2018

SD Joins Challenge to Federal Immigration and Nationality Act

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined a 14 state coalition of Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief in the case of Colorado v. Fuentes-Espinoza, with the United States Supreme Court. The brief argues the federal Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) does not preclude states from enacting legislation to prohibit human smuggling.

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03 07, 2018

Crime in South Dakota 2017 Publication Released

Local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies have continued to cooperate and strengthen efforts to fight crime in South Dakota.

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03 07, 2018

President Trump and 41 State Attorneys General Join in Support of South Dakota’s Tax Fairness Case

Attorney General Marty J. Jackley is pleased to announce that President Trump and 41 States, two United States territories, the District of Columbia have joined this fight.

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03 07, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Supports Trump Administration’s Lawsuit Challenging California’s Unconstitutional Sanctuary Laws

Today, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced his support for the Trump administration’s lawsuit challenging the state of California’s unconstitutional sanctuary laws.

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03 02, 2018

Aberdeen Man Indicted for Murder in Andover Apartment Fire Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Day County States Attorney Danny R. Smeins announced today that Jose Anibal Quinones Rodriguez, 36, Aberdeen, has been indicted by a Day County Grand Jury on March 1, 2018 on the following:

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03 02, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Marks National Consumer Protection Week with Top Ten Complaint List

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that National Consumer Protection Week will kick-off on Sunday March 4, 2018.

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02 28, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Bill to Strengthen Meth Laws Passes House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bill that strengthen Distribution and Manufacture of Methamphetamine sentences in South Dakota has passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this morning.

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02 28, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Bill to Strengthen Meth Law that Results in a Death Passes House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bill to enhance penalties for persons who distribute and manufacture controlled substances when a person dies as direct result of using that substance in South Dakota has passed the House Judiciary.

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02 28, 2018

Bennett County Men Plead Guilty to First Degree Manslaughter

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Bennett County States Attorney Sarah Harris confirm today that Daniel Ceplecha, 57, Martin and Rangler Ceplecha, 23, Martin, have each pled guilty to one count manslaughter.

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02 28, 2018

Spink County Man Arrested in Meth Lab Incident

Local law enforcement confirm that David Becker, 33, Northville has been arrested as a result of a search warrant that was served on February 27, 2018 at his residence at 117 Front Street, Northville.

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02 28, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins Support of President Trump’s Immigration Travel Restrictions for Eight Heightened Security Countries

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 14 State Attorneys General and the Governors of Maine and Mississippi in a lawsuit supporting the President’s Proclamation suspending the entry of aliens from eight countries with a heightened national security risk into the United States.

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02 27, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Data Breach Bill Passes Full House

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the SB 62, a bill that requires the reporting of data breaches of personal information to consumers and to the Attorney General has unanimously passed the full House on a vote of 64-0.

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02 26, 2018

46 Basic Law Enforcement Certification Students to Graduation this Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that graduation for the 166th Basic Law Enforcement Certification class is scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center, Pierre, S.D. beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CST).

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02 26, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins Lawsuit Challenging the Affordable Care Act

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that South Dakota has joined 20 other State Attorneys General in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.

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02 23, 2018

Oral Arguments Set in State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court oral arguments in State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg have been calendared for April 17, 2018.

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02 21, 2018

Attorney General Bill to Strengthen the South Dakota Sex Offender Registry Passes House Judiciary

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bill that would improve South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry has unanimously passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this morning.

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02 21, 2018

Attorney General Data Breach Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bill that requires the reporting of data breaches of personal information to consumers and to the Attorney General has unanimously passed out of the House Judiciary Committee this morning.

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02 21, 2018

Attorney General Bill to Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws Passes House Judiciary

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bill that strengthens the Human Trafficking law in South Dakota has passed unanimously out of the House Judiciary Committee this morning.

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02 21, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins 36 Attorneys General Asking Congress to Support Law Enforcement Drug and Human Trafficking Investigations

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined with 36 State Attorney’s General in support of a bipartisan proposal to update and amend several provisions of the Stored Communications Act (SCA).

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02 20, 2018

Colorado Couple Indicted in Elder Financial Abuse Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Sandra Lee Pazen, 62, Fort Collins, CO, and Paul Damon Pazen, 63, Fort Collins, CO, have been indicted by a Butte County grand jury on charges of financial elder abuse.

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02 16, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced in Assault Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that State Penitentiary inmate Esteven Cruz-Febus, 39, was sentenced today for aggravated assault against another inmate.

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02 15, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Warns Public of Increased Number of Sweepstakes and Wire Transfer Scams

Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking consumers statewide to reach out to their friends or neighbors to warn them of the dangers of sweepstake scams.

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02 15, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Bill to Strengthen Meth Laws Passes Full Senate

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that SB 63, a bill to strengthen the sentences for Distribution and Manufacture of Methamphetamine in South Dakota has passed the full Senate. The Senate Judiciary passed the bill on February 8, 2018.

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02 14, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Confirms Gear Up Trials to Begin June 25th in Minnehaha County

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today that the jury trial in the State’s charges in the Gear Up case have been scheduled to begin on June 25th and the Court has changed venue.

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02 13, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Bill to Strengthen Meth Law that Results in a Death Passes Full Senate

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that SB 65, a bill to enhance penalties for persons who distribute and manufacture controlled substances when a person dies as direct result of using that substance in South Dakota has passed the full Senate.

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02 12, 2018

Victim Identified in Andover Structure Fire and Aberdeen Man Arrested

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Day County States Attorney Danny Smeins announced today law enforcement have confirmed the identity of the deceased victim in the structure fire in Andover.

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02 10, 2018

Body Found in Andover Structure Fire

Local law enforcement confirm that a body has been found in the apartment complex as a result of the structure fire that was reported in the early morning hours of February 9, 2018.

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02 08, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Kryger Murder and Rape Conviction and Sentence

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the murder, rape and burglary conviction of Dean Kryger for the death of Kari Kirkegaard.

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02 08, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Bills to Strengthen Meth Laws Pass Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bills that strengthen Distribution and Manufacture of Methamphetamine sentences in South Dakota have passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.

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02 07, 2018

State and Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe to Partner on Joint Drug Enforcement Efforts

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the State of South Dakota has entered into a joint powers agreement with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe to work together to effectively enforce the drug laws of the State of South Dakota, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation and the United States with the goal of significantly diminishing the manufacture, availability, use, sale and distribution of illegal drugs in South Dakota.

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02 02, 2018

Western Union Wire Transfer Settlement Claim Deadline Extended

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the deadline to file a claim in the Western Union settlement has been extended until May 31, 2018.

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02 02, 2018

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Rapid City

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota Masons want to remind parents and guardians of the upcoming South Dakota Child Identification Program (SDCHIP) event.

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02 01, 2018

Circuit Court Judge Rules Berget Does Not Have an Intellectual Disability

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that 2nd Circuit Court Judge Douglas Hoffman has ruled that death row inmate Rodney Berget does not have an intellectual disability and has dismissed all of his claims challenging the validity of his sentence.

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02 01, 2018

Codington County Man Pleads to First Degree Manslaughter

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Codington County States Attorney Rebecca Morlock Reeves confirm that Alexis Javier Velazquez-Sanchez, Watertown, 31, pled guilty but mentally ill to one count of first degree manslaughter.

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01 30, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Consumers the Deadline for the Free Equifax Credit Freeze is Tomorrow

Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding consumers that the Equifax credit freeze deadline is here.

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01 29, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Consumers of National Tax Identity Theft Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking consumers to mark their calendars for National Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, which will run today through February 2, 2018.

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01 29, 2018

Open Meetings Commission to Convene in Ft. Pierre

The Open Meetings Commission will meet Friday, February 2, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Drifter’s Event Center, Ft. Pierre, SD.

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01 25, 2018

Results of Attorney General’s 7th Annual Legislative Shootout Contest

Results of Attorney General’s 7th Annual Legislative Shootout Contest

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01 25, 2018

Attorney General Bill to Strengthen the South Dakota Sex Offender Registry Passes Senate Judiciary

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bill that would improve South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry has unanimously passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.

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01 25, 2018

Attorney General Bill to Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws Passes Senate Judiciary

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bill that strengthens the Human Trafficking law in South Dakota has unanimously passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.

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01 24, 2018

Turner County Sheriff Named as 24/7 Sobriety Program Coordinator

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Turner County Sheriff Byron Nogelmeier has accepted the position as State Coordinator for the Attorney General’s 24/7 Sobriety Program.

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01 23, 2018

Attorney General Data Breach Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the Attorney General sponsored bill that requires the reporting of data breaches of personal information to consumers and to the Attorney General has passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.

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01 22, 2018

Unites States Supreme Court Rules that Jurisdiction in WOTUS Rule Remains in Federal District Court

Attorney General Marty Jackley commends the United States Supreme Court and their unanimous decision recognizing that federal district courts have jurisdiction to hear legal challenges to the “Waters of the U.S.” rule (WOTUS).

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01 18, 2018

Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund to attend the Roadside Interview Techniques and Passenger Vehicle Concealment Training to be held in Mobridge, January 23-24, 2018.

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01 18, 2018

Western Union Wire Transfer Settlement Claim Filing Deadline Approaching

Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding consumers that the deadline to file a claim in the Western Union settlement is fast approaching.

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01 17, 2018

Spink County Sheriff’s Deputies Save Life of Redfield Juvenile with Narcan

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Spink County Deputies saved the life of a 13-year-old Redfield juvenile with the use of Narcan on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

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01 16, 2018

Anne Hajek Recommended by Attorney General Jackley to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the recommendation of Anne Hajek of Sioux Falls, S.D. to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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01 16, 2018

South Dakota Joins Challenge to Abortion Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined a 22 state coalition of Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief, in the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, Attorney General of California, with the U.S. Supreme Court. The brief supports a free speech challenge to a California law requiring licensed pregnancy clinics to post information about subsidized abortions.

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01 12, 2018

Brown County Woman Sentenced in Elder Abuse Theft Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Amy Schmidt, 37, Aberdeen, was sentenced yesterday in Fifth Circuit Court to one count of grand theft.

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01 12, 2018

United States Supreme Court Grants State’s Petition to Review Tax Fairness Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court has granted the State’s petition for a writ of certiorari filed in State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg.

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01 10, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Announces Final Settlement with K-Mart

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Kmart Corporation, owned by Sears Holdings Management Corporation (“Kmart”), charged the Medicaid program more than its usual and customary charge for certain drugs.

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01 10, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Bertram Murder Conviction and Life Sentence

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the first degree murder conviction and life sentence without parole of Russell Ray Bertram, a former law enforcement officer, for the shooting death of his fiancée Leonila Stickney.

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01 08, 2018

California Related Death Investigation Preliminary Autopsy Results Released

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the preliminary autopsy results have been released for Michelle Nanette Walsh, 58, Palm Springs, California.

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01 04, 2018

South Dakota Activates the “Blue Alert” System

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the State of South Dakota has added the Blue Alert system to their statewide notification systems. A Blue Alert is activated when there is a suspect at large who has killed or caused serious injury to a law enforcement officer or if an officer has been abducted or is missing.

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01 04, 2018

Law Enforcement Identify Woman Found Dead in Vehicle

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that law enforcement has confirmed the identity of the deceased female found in connection with the arrest of Tosten David Walsh Lommen, 30, Santa Cruz, California. Michelle Nanette Walsh, 58, Palm Springs, California, was found located in the rear of the vehicle driven by Lommen during the traffic enforcement stop.

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01 03, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s 2018 Legislative Package

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the Attorney General’s proposed legislative package for 2018 will include a request that our Legislature consider and enact the following:

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01 02, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads to Death Investigation

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Division of Criminal Investigation is conducting an investigation into a suspicious death in connection to a traffic arrest that was initiated by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

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