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08 31, 2022

Attorney General Mark Vargo announces settlement of Medicaid kick-back suit

South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo announced today that South Dakota has joined 34 other states in settling allegations of kickbacks paid to referring providers against Essilor International, Essilor of America Inc., Essilor Laboratories of America Inc., and Essilor Instruments USA (Essilor), headquartered in Dallas.

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08 30, 2022

DCI Forensic Examiner honored for work fighting human trafficking

DCI Forensic Examiner Hollie Strand has earned the Freedom Fighter Award for her work combatting human trafficking by the advocacy group Freedom’s Journey.

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08 26, 2022

Attorney General, DCI Release Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force shooting summary

South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo and the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Friday released the summary of the August 9, 2022, officer involved shooting of Jacob Michael James of Sioux Falls, 21, by a Sioux Falls Police Department (SFPD) Detective and a Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Investigator after he (James) pointed a firearm and shot at the MCSO Investigator multiple times.  The report found that the officers involved in the shooting were justified in<

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08 25, 2022

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES EXPLANATION FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTION ON ABORTIONS

South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo has released the following Attorney General’s explanation for the November 2024 general election.

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08 19, 2022

Attorney General, DCI Release Sioux Falls SWAT Team Involved Shooting Summary

South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo and the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Friday released the summary of the officer involved shooting of Glenn Nisich of Sioux Falls, 57, by a Sioux Falls Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team member on July 3, 2022 in Sioux Falls.

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08 17, 2022

Jerauld County Man Sentenced in First Degree Manslaughter Case

Attorney General Mark Vargo and Jerauld County States Attorney Dedrich Koch announce that Mitch LeRoy Caffee, Wessington Springs, 39, pled guilty to one count of first degree manslaughter, a Class C felony, and one count of Aggravated Assault, a Class 3 Felony and was sentenced today to life in the state penitentiary on the first degree manslaughter conviction and 15 years in the state penitentiary on the aggravated assault conviction, with the sentence to run concurrent.

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08 05, 2022

ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES DRAFT EXPLANATION FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA CONSTITUTION

South Dakota Attorney General Mark Vargo has released the following Attorney General’s ballot draft explanation for the November 2024 general election.

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