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11 22, 2017

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Conviction for Threats in Minnehaha County Courthouse

Attorney General Marty J. Jackley confirms that the South Dakota Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed Edward James Draskovich’s convictions for threatening a judicial officer and disorderly conduct as a result of statements he made in the Minnehaha County Courthouse.

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11 22, 2017

MURDER CONVICTION FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INVOLVING TWENTY-THREE STAB WOUNDS AFFIRMED BY SOUTH DAKOTA SUPREME COURT

Attorney General Marty J. Jackley announces that the First-Degree Murder conviction of John Eric Hemminger and mandatory life sentence has been affirmed by the South Dakota Supreme Court.

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11 22, 2017

South Dakota Receives Extraordinary Support from the National Governors Association, and the Education and Business Communities in National Fight to Bring Tax Fairness

Attorney General Marty J. Jackley is pleased to announce that the National Governors Association and the education and business communities have filed “friend of the court” briefs in support of South Dakota’s petition to the United States Supreme Court on tax fairness.

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11 22, 2017

Aurora Man Sentenced in Attempted Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Aurora County States Attorney John Steele announced today that Robert Lincoln Will, 35, Plankinton, was sentenced.

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11 21, 2017

Colorado Man Sentenced For His Role in Flandreau Marijuana Grow Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that Jonathan Hunt, 44, Colorado, has been sentenced today for his role in the Flandreau marijuana grow case.

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11 20, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Provides Holiday Shopping Tips

The holiday shopping season is upon us and the lure of Black Friday deals and advertisements are abundant.

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11 15, 2017

Codington County Woman Indicted on Grand Theft Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Barbara Anita Lingenfelter, 60, Watertown, has been indicted by a Codington County grand jury.

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11 15, 2017

Perkins County Man Indicted on Kidnapping and Rape Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Perkins County States Attorney Shane Penfield announced today that a Perkins County grand jury has indicted Richard Seidel, 55, Bison.

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11 14, 2017

47 Basic Law Enforcement Certification Students to Graduation this Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that graduation for the 165th Basic Law Enforcement Certification class is scheduled for Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center, Pierre, S.D. beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CST).

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11 14, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins 44 Attorneys General Urging Congress to Fix its Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 that Impedes Effective Drug Enforcement

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined with a total of 44 state Attorneys General in urging Congress to immediately repeal the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

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11 13, 2017

Western Union Wire Transfer Settlement Monies Available to Victims

Attorney General Marty Jackley has confirmed that the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Postal Service have settled with Western Union on a $586 million dollars settlement for aiding and abetting wire fraud.

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11 09, 2017

Four Arrested in Assault of Sturgis Woman

Law enforcement confirm that four individuals have been arrested.

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11 06, 2017

Minnehaha County Man Convicted for Financial Elder Abuse

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Ronald Wayne Whalen, 47, Sioux Falls, was sentenced on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 for attempted grand theft by deception.

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11 03, 2017

State Penitentiary Inmate Indicted for Attempted Murder

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Kevin Christopher Tripp, 25, inmate at the State Penitentiary, was indicted on one count of attempted first degree murder, and one count of aggravated assault against department of corrections employee.

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11 03, 2017

Operation Protect Veterans Programs Scheduled in Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Attorney General Marty Jackley is partnering with AARP on Operation Protect Veterans as part of the AARP Fraud Watch Network.

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11 02, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns South Dakota Consumers of Utility Scam Targeting the State

Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers to avoid a scam involving callers posing as utility company employees who attempt to obtain credit card or bank account information over the phone.

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11 02, 2017

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Patterson Murder Conviction and Life Without Parole Sentence

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the second degree murder conviction and sentence of Joseph R. Patterson for the death of his then girlfriend’s son T.R.

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11 02, 2017

South Dakota Leading the National Fight to Bring Tax Fairness for Local Retailers

Attorney General Marty Jackley is pleased to announce that 36 Attorneys General are supporting South Dakota’s position that sales tax obligations should be applied fairly to both internet and main street businesses. Colorado has filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of South Dakota’s petition to the United States Supreme Court asking that Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992) be overruled.

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11 01, 2017

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced in Sliming Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that State Penitentiary inmate Avugwi Zion Alvarez, 26, was sentenced yesterday for assault by inmate, intentionally causing contact with bodily fluids or human waste.

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10 27, 2017

Marshall County Men Arrested on Multiple Sexual Abuse Charges

 Attorney General Marty Jackley and Marshall County States Attorney Dana Frohling announced today that five Marshall county men have been arrested on multiple sexual abuse charges.

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10 27, 2017

Open Meetings Commission to Convene in Pierre

The Open Meeting Commission will meet Friday, November 3, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Matthews Training Center-Foss Building, Pierre, SD.

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10 26, 2017

Roberts County Death Investigation Concluded

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today that law enforcement have concluded their investigation into the death of Wesley Keith Spider, 43, Sisseton.

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10 26, 2017

State Penitentiary Inmate Arrested for Attempted Murder

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Kevin Christopher Tripp, 25, inmate at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, has been arrested by complaint on one count of attempted first degree murder, and one count of aggravated assault against Department of Corrections employee.

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10 24, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Confirms Trial Dates Set in Gear Up Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today that the Court has set an additional hearing date and jury trial dates in the Gear Up case.

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10 23, 2017

Gene Abdallah Appointed by Attorney General Jackley to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the appointment of Gene Abdallah of Sioux Falls, S.D. to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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10 19, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins $120 Million Settlement with General Motors Over Defective Ignition Switch

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company (“GM”) over allegations GM concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles.

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10 19, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Unauthorized Websites that Falsely Represent Governmental Agencies

Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakotans to be cautious of misleading websites that falsely appear to be representing governmental agencies.

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10 19, 2017

Attorney General’s Office Releases Minnehaha County Deputy Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Christopher Scott Sanftleben, on September 23, 2017, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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10 17, 2017

Project Stand Up Community Kick-Off Scheduled in Codington County

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Project Stand Up will expand its Community Kick-Offs next week in Watertown.

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10 13, 2017

Day County Jury Renders Guilty Verdict on Murder Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Day County States Attorney Danny Smeins announced today that a Day County jury returned a verdict finding Jason Lewandowski, 46, Rosyln, guilty.

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10 12, 2017

Attorney General’s Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Subdivision Continues to See Increase in Demand for Services

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today that his Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Subdivision continues to see an increase in referrals and prosecutions since its inception in 2016. The Subdivision received 122 leads/referrals and cut 28 cases in the July –September 2017 quarter.

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10 12, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns Consumers of Robocalls Targeting the State

An unfamiliar number lights up your cellphone, but it appears to be from your area code and your local prefix.

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10 11, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Calls on Credit Bureaus to Halt Fees for Consumers Impacted by Equifax Breach

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a coalition of 37 attorneys general to urge consumer reporting agencies Experian and TransUnion to immediately stop charging fees to consumers who want to put in place credit freezes on their accounts in light of the massive data breach at the consumer reporting agency Equifax.

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10 04, 2017

Project Stand Up Tip Leads to Arrest in Hughes County

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Hughes County State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner announced today that Karen Sawyer Monical, 35, Sioux City, Iowa, and Brian M. Picotte, 37, Sioux City, Iowa, were arrested on September 15, 2017, on numerous drug charges with the help of an anonymous tip received by the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office as part of Project Stand Up.

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10 03, 2017

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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10 03, 2017

39 Attorney Generals Call on Congress to Change Federal Law to Make Drug Treatment More Affordable and Accessible

Attorney General Marty Jackley, with a bipartisan coalition of 39 Attorneys General and the National Association of Attorneys General, called on Congress to pass legislation that changes federal law to make treatment for drug addiction more affordable and accessible for Americans who most need it.

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10 03, 2017

Law Enforcement Conducting Death Investigation in Sisseton

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Sisseton Wahpeton Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive individual in the city of Sisseton at approximately 8:53 a.m. this morning.

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10 02, 2017

Day County Man Indicted on Sales Tax Violations

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Gary Podzimek, 59, Bristol, has been indicted by a Day County Grand Jury on 4 counts of making a false or fraudulent sale tax return.

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10 02, 2017

Petition for Certiorari Filed in South Dakota v.Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that he has filed a petition for certiorari, asking the United States Supreme Court to review the South Dakota Supreme Court decision in State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg.

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09 28, 2017

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced for Possession of a Controlled Substance

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that State Penitentiary inmate Spencer Brown, 48, was sentenced today for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, by an inmate.

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09 25, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Announces New Unit to Fight Disability & Social Welfare Program Fraud

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today a Dedication Event to launch the South Dakota Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit (CDIU).

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09 25, 2017

AG Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Sioux Falls

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Saturday, September 23, 2017, at approximately 1:30 am (CDT).

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09 22, 2017

Marshall County Man Indicted on First Degree Rape

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Marshall County States Attorney Dana Frohling announced today that a Marshall County grand jury has indicted Chance Alan Severson, 27, Britton, S.D.

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09 21, 2017

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Two Felony Drug Convictions

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the that South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld two felony drug convictions in two separate cases, State v. Jones and State v. Gaters.

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09 19, 2017

Attorney General Jackley to Serve on the National Board of Jobs for America’s Graduates

Attorney General Marty Jackley has been elected to serve on the National Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG).

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09 19, 2017

Second Annual Aging Gracefully Expo Scheduled

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota State University Extension Office are reminding South Dakotans the Second Annual Aging Gracefully Expo (AGE) will kick-off at 11:00 a.m. (MDT) on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

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09 19, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Offers Advice on Equifax Data Breach

Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking consumers to be vigilant of scams and consider their options in protecting their personal identifying information in the wake of the Equifax data breach.

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09 18, 2017

Project Stand Up Community Kick-Off Scheduled in Charles Mix County

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Project Stand Up will expand its Community Kick-Offs this week in Wagner.

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09 18, 2017

Second Annual South Dakota Salutes Event Scheduled for September 25-26

The Second Annual South Dakota Salutes Event is fast approaching and South Dakota “invitees” are encouraged to attend.

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09 18, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins State Attorneys General Request to Equifax to Protect Consumers

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined with attorneys general around the country in a letter to Equifax requesting that it disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the massive data breach impacting 143 million people.

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09 18, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge to Insurance Companies to Combat the Opioid Addiction Epidemic

In a letter to several insurance providers, Attorney General Marty Jackley joined 37 Attorneys General from across the United States, urging proactive steps to encourage healthcare providers to prioritize non-opioid pain management options over opioid prescriptions.

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09 18, 2017

Government Accountability Board to Convene in Sioux Falls

The Government Accountability Board will meet tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. (CDT) at the Minnehaha County Administration Building, Commission Meeting Room, Sioux Falls, SD.

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09 18, 2017

Sioux Falls Man Indicted for Murder of Victim Found Along SD Hwy 89

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Thomas P. Lucero, Jr., 26, Sioux Falls, has been indicted by a Fall River County Grand Jury.

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09 18, 2017

Brown County Woman Pleads to Grand Theft

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Amy Schmidt, 37, Aberdeen, pled to one count of grand theft, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000 fine.

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09 18, 2017

South Dakota Joins Challenge Supporting Religious Freedom for Business Owners

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined a 20 state coalition of Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief, in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a Colorado cake artist’s constitutionally protected right to religious liberty.

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09 14, 2017

South Dakota Supreme Court Issues Important Decision on Fairness Tax for South Dakota Retailers

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces the State of South Dakota is one step closer to bringing tax fairness to South Dakota retailers which would continue to sustain South Dakota’s status as an income tax-free state.

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09 13, 2017

Aurora Man Pleads to Attempted Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Aurora County States Attorney John Steele announced today that Robert Lincoln Will, 35, Plankinton, pled guilty.

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09 12, 2017

SD CHIP 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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09 12, 2017

Attorney General Explanation for Initiated Measure on Prescription Drugs Upheld by Court

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett has denied the request to have the Attorney General’s Office rewrite the explanation for the initiated measure establishing a cap on the price a State agency may pay for a prescription drug.

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09 11, 2017

Tactical Robot Assists in Resolving Vermillion Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – Law Enforcement confirms that the tactical robot assisted in bringing resolution to Vermillion standoff with law enforcement. On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Jubal Grant, 19, Wagner, escaped from the Charles Mix County jail, which ended in a standoff at a residence located in Vermillion.

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09 08, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Issues Consumer ALERT – Equifax Data Breach

Attorney General Marty Jackley is alerting South Dakota citizens that a data breach of Equifax, one of the three (3) Credit Bureaus, has occurred which allowed thieves to access more than 143 million American consumers personal identifying information with 200,000 of them being South Dakota residents.

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09 07, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Says Save the Date for Annual Aging Gracefully Conference

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the South Dakota State University Extension Office continue with the final preparations for the upcoming Aging Gracefully (AGE) conference being held in various locations across the state on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

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08 31, 2017

Open Meetings Commission to Convene in Mitchell

The Open Meeting Commission will meet today at 1:00 p.m. (CDT) at the Highland Conference Center, Mitchell, SD.

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08 31, 2017

Attorney General Marty Jackley Warns of Scams Following Hurricane Harvey

Attorney General Marty Jackley said today that South Dakotans should expect to be contacted by unscrupulous scammers soliciting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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08 30, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge to Oppose Effort to Inject Firearm Regulation into RemingtonClass Action Settlement

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals by 11 Attorneys General opposing efforts to introduce firearm regulation into a class action settlement.

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08 30, 2017

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Regarding Voting by Mail

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

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08 30, 2017

Aurora County Man Sentenced in Sex Abuse Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Aurora County States Attorney John Steele announced that Christian Thomas, 43, Plankinton, was sentenced to 87 years in the state penitentiary for his conviction of sexual abuse.

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08 28, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge to Protect Second Amendment Rights

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by 24 Attorneys General seeking to protect Second Amendment rights.

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08 28, 2017

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of DeLeon Cruz, on July 31, 2017, in Box Elder, South Dakota. Sheriff’s Office.

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08 25, 2017

Minnesota Man Sentenced for Failure to Pay Sales Tax

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that Gerald C. Henry, 71, Pelican Lake, MN, pled guilty and was sentencing today in the 6th Circuit Court for two counts of failure to pay sales tax.

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08 23, 2017

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Regarding Prescription Drug Pricing for State Agencies

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

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08 18, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Announces Final Settlement with EpiPen Manufacturer

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has agreed in principle to join the United States and other States to settle allegations against Mylan Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P. (collectively “Mylan”).

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08 16, 2017

Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations have conducted investigations into sex trafficking in Rapid City.

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08 16, 2017

50 State Attorney Generals Renew Challenge to Congress to Strengthen Human Trafficking Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the he has joined 50 state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to affirm that all law-enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking.

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08 10, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Settlement with Nationwide Insurance over Data Breach

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined Attorneys Generals of 32 States, in reaching a settlement with the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company (collectively “Nationwide”), concerning an October 2012 data breach.

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08 10, 2017

AG Jackley Joins Request to U.S. Supreme Court to Review Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that South Dakota has joined with 20 other State Attorneys General as amicus curiae, or friend of the court, requesting that the United States Supreme Court review whether a monument of the Ten Commandments placed on city property violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution.

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08 08, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Receives National Leadership Award from Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility

Today, the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) announced the recipients of its 2017 Leadership Awards.

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08 07, 2017

Tactical Remote Robot Assists in Felony Arrest

Law Enforcement confirm that Chaz VanOrman, 35, Sioux Falls, was arrested August 3, 2017, in Lake County following an extensive search in both Lyon County, Iowa, and Minnehaha County, and ending in Lake County. VanOrman has been charged in Lake County on one count of burglary and one count of possession of a stolen vehicle.

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08 04, 2017

South Dakota Attorney General’s Office Awarded 2017 Best Redesign of Website at Western Attorneys General Conference

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office has been recognized by the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) for the redesign of the AG website.

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08 03, 2017

Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Regarding Initiated and Referred Measures

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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08 01, 2017

AG Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Pennington County

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred July 31, 2017 at approximately 1:29 p.m (MDT).

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08 01, 2017

A.G. Ballot Explanations Released for Two Initiated Measures Increasing the State Tobacco Tax and Creating a Postsecondary Technical Institute Fund

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Attorney General explanations for two separate proposed initiated measures have been filed with the Secretary of State.

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07 31, 2017

Attorney General Jackley to Lead National Attorney General Consideration of State Authority over Internet Sales

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, he will head the Online Commerce and Taxes Forum at the Conference of Western Attorneys General annual meeting.

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07 31, 2017

Attorney General Ballot Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Prohibiting Contributions to Ballot Question Committees

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

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07 31, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Review Microsoft Data Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined 32 other State Attorneys General in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that email service providers cannot shield evidence of a crime from law enforcement by storing data outside the United States.

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07 27, 2017

Attorney General Ballot Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Providing for State Legislative Redistricting by a Commission

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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07 25, 2017

Aurora Man Pleads to Sexual Contact with a Child

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Aurora County States Attorney John Steele announced today that Anthony Michael Vearrier, 23, Plankinton, pled guilty to one count of sexual contact with a child under the age of 13.

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07 20, 2017

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Bosworth Felony Convictions and Sentence For Election Law Violations

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the felony convictions and sentence of Annette Bosworth for filing false petitions in her 2014 U.S. Senate Primary race.

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07 20, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns Scam Contractors with Summer Storm Damage

Attorney General Marty Jackley urges consumers who have been hit with storm damage across the State to proceed with caution when working to get homes, vehicles, and businesses repaired.

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07 19, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Pirated Websites

Attorney General Marty Jackley warns that hackers are now using so-called pirate websites to infect computers.

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07 17, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Launches NO.METH.EVER. Initiative

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the release of the NO.METH.EVER. campaign contest winning entries.

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07 14, 2017

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Joseph Hogan, on June 17, 2017, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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07 13, 2017

South Dakota Medicaid Fraud Unit Takes Part in Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Attorney General’s Medicaid Control Fraud Unit (SD MFCU) participated with various law enforcement authorities in a nationwide coordinated health care fraud sweep.

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07 12, 2017

Attorney General Ballot Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Establishing Open Primary Elections

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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07 11, 2017

Charles Mix County Death Investigation Preliminary Autopsy Results Released

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Charles Mix County Sheriff Randy Thaler advised today that preliminary autopsy results are complete in the investigation into the death of Janet Strickland-Collins, 66, Platte. Ms. Strickland-Collins was found deceased on July 7, 2017, in her residence.

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06 27, 2017

AG Jackley Statement on EPA Rescinding Waters of the U.S. Rule

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the Environmental Protection Agency, under Administrator Scott Pruitt and Corps of Engineers, under Douglas Lamont, have withdrawn the Obama-era regulation that asserts federal authority over state waters.

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06 26, 2017

United States Supreme Court Rules with 12 Attorneys General on Immigration Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court issued a decision allowing President Trump’s executive order, commonly called the “travel ban”, to take effect, with certain exceptions.

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06 23, 2017

Aurora County Man Arrested for First Degree Rape

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Robert Lincoln Will III, 35, Plankinton, was arrested on one count of rape in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine.

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06 20, 2017

Project Stand Up to Expand Local Community Kick-Offs in Timber Lake and Eagle Butte

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Project Stand Up will expand its Community Kick-Offs this week in Timber Lake and Eagle Butte.

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06 20, 2017

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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06 20, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Join 20-State Coalition Urging EPA to Respect States’ Role Against EPA Overregulation

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a 20-state coalition in requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preserve the role of the states in protecting the nation’s water sources.

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06 20, 2017

Minnehaha County Man Convicted for Financial Elder Abuse

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a Minnehaha County jury returned a verdict finding Ronald Wayne Whalen, 47, Sioux Falls, guilty of 1 count of forgery, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine.

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06 19, 2017

Attorney General Explanations Released for Four Constitutional Amendments Regarding Campaign Finance and Lobbying Laws

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Attorney General Explanations for four separate proposed constitutional amendments have been filed with the Secretary of State.

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06 17, 2017

AG Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Rapid City

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Rapid City Police Department is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred June 17, at approximately 12:16 p.m (MDT). The incident occurred at 310 Viking Drive in Rapid City.

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06 16, 2017

Project Stand Up to Launch Community Kick-Off in Sisseton

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Sisseton will be the first community to launch a local push for Project Stand Up - the statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to standup to drug crimes in their communities.

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06 15, 2017

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today, Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to highlight the Attorney General’s Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Subdivision and the work they have done over the past year.

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06 15, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins National Attorneys General Investigation on Opioids

Attorney General Marty Jackley is working with a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General from across the country in an investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids.

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06 14, 2017

South Dakota Law Enforcement Stops Large Fentanyl Distribution

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Chamberlain Police Department, the Safe Trails Drug Task Force and the Division of Criminal Investigation have arrested Trevor Harden, 19, Chamberlain, as a result of a search warrant served in Chamberlain on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

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06 14, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Deceptive Tobacco Settlement Advertising

Attorney General Marty Jackley warns South Dakota citizens of recent deceptive advertisements related to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

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06 13, 2017

Sioux Falls Woman Sentenced in Embezzlement Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Marna Jayne Gietzen, 49, Sioux Falls, pleaded guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced to serve 4 years in the state penitentiary with 4 years suspended under the condition that she serve time in the county jail.

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06 13, 2017

Parolee Sentenced in Assault and Escape Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner announced today that Patrick LeBeau, 26, Pierre, was sentenced to 5 years in the state penitentiary with three suspended for escape and 2 years in the state penitentiary for simple assault domestic violence with both sentences to run consecutively.

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06 09, 2017

SD CHIP Event In Belle Fourche

PIERRE, S.D. – 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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06 08, 2017

Nation’s Largest Nursing Home Pharmacy Company to Pay $23 Million to Settle Allegations Involving False Billings to State Medicaid Programs

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations of fraud against Omnicare Inc., the nation’s largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes.

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06 06, 2017

Bon Homme County Man Sentenced for Rape and Sexual Contact with a Minor

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Bon Homme County States Attorney Lisa Rothschadl announced today that Paul Michael Brewer, 41, Tabor, was sentenced to 65 years in the state penitentiary for his conviction of rape and sexual contact. Brewer was convicted in March 2017 on 3 counts of rape and 2 counts sexual contact with a child under the age of 16.

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06 05, 2017

Attorney General Explanation Released for Constitutional Amendment Regarding Initiated and Referred Measures

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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06 05, 2017

South Dakotans Asked to Recognize Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking South Dakotans to join in recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2017.

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06 02, 2017

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division Warns of Sweepstakes Imposters

Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers that winners of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes do not receive phone calls about their prizes.

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06 02, 2017

Gregory County Man Arrested for Second Degree Murder

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling confirm that Chance Harruff, 46, Dallas, has been charged and arrested by complaint for second degree murder in the death of Kristi Olson, 38, Dallas.

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05 30, 2017

Hutchinson County Man Sentenced for Grand Theft by Deception

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Stephan Nicholas McCrae, 50, Menno, was sentenced in Circuit Court, Fall River County, to 4 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary on one count of grand theft by deception.

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05 26, 2017

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Tim Holmgren, on April 27, 2016, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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05 25, 2017

South Dakota Recognizes National Missing Children’s Day

Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking South Dakotans to observe National Missing Children’s Day today.

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05 23, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins $18.5M Settlement with Target Corporation over 2013 Data Breach

Attorney General Jackley today announced that South Dakota has joined with 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach. South Dakota will receive $174,248 as part of the settlement.

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05 19, 2017

Anonymous Texting Program Project Stand Up

Project Stand Up was launched statewide yesterday and the anonymous drug tip line is already being utilized.

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05 18, 2017

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure to Legalize All Quantities of Marijuana

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

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05 18, 2017

Court Upholds Law Enforcement Authority to Perform Search After Citizen’s Arrest

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the ability to perform a search incident to a citizen’s arrest in the case of State v. Lee.

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05 18, 2017

Law Enforcement Introduces Anonymous Texting Program to Combat Illegal Drug Use

Attorney General Marty Jackley, Sanford Health, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety announce the rollout of Project Stand Up- a statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to standup to drug crimes in their communities.

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05 17, 2017

Lyman County Man Indicted on Murder Charge

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lyman County States Attorney Steve Smith announce that Gerald Raymond Brink, 36, Vivian, was indicted today by a Lyman County grand jury.

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05 15, 2017

Community Partners Wanted for Aging Gracefully Expo this Fall

Attorney General Marty Jackley is pleased to announce a collaboration of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and the South Dakota State University Extension Office to expand the Aging Gracefully Program (AGE) statewide.

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05 15, 2017

Law Enforcement Memorial Service 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 10, 2017

Attorneys General Call for Federal Policy Change to Expand Authority to Address More Resident Abuse Cases

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 38 Attorneys General in signing onto a National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) letter urging the U.S. government to change its policy so that state attorneys general could use federal funds to investigate and prosecute a wider range of Medicaid abuse and neglect cases, including those that happen at home.

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05 08, 2017

Lyman County Man Arrested on First Degree Murder Charge

PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lyman County States Attorney Steve Smith confirm that Gerald Raymond Brink, 36, Vivian, was arrested Saturday, May 6, 2017, on one count of first degree murder. The penalty for first degree murder, class A felony, is a mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary or death.

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05 06, 2017

Aurora County Man Found Guilty in Sex Abuse Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Aurora County States Attorney John Steele announced that an Aurora County jury has returned a verdict finding Christian Thomas, 43, Plankinton, guilty of twenty-six counts.

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05 04, 2017

Minnehaha County States Attorney Aaron McGowan Honored and States Attorney Officers Elected

The South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association honors Minnehaha County States Attorney Aaron McGowan as Prosecutor of the Year.

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05 03, 2017

Update to Lake County Law Enforcement Standoff

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley, McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris and Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg confirm that the investigation into the Lake County law enforcement standoff will continue and potential criminal charges are under review. The subject, who was identified as Matthew James Rumbolz, 37, Montrose, did not sustain any injuries.

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05 02, 2017

Lake County Standoff Continues

Attorney General Marty Jackley, McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris and Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg confirm that several law enforcement agencies continue to negotiate with an armed subject in rural Lake County.

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04 28, 2017

Attorney General's Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Rapid City

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Thursday, April 27, 2017, at approximately 5:09 p.m (MST). The incident occurred at 1751 Harmony Heights Lane in Rapid City.

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04 28, 2017

Sioux Falls Man Violates Bond Conditions in Terrorist Threat Case

PIERRE, S.D.– Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman confirm today that Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber, 45, Sioux Falls, who was arrested on April 21, 2017 on one count of terrorist threat and possession of methamphetamine, is back in custody.

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04 25, 2017

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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04 25, 2017

Davison County Man Arrested on Possession and Possession with Intent to Distribute

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Mitchell Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation have arrested Jacob Davin Hubbs, 20, Mitchell, as a result of a search warrant served in Mitchell on Monday, April 24, 2017. Over 1,000 fentanyl pills and $11,000 were seized

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04 21, 2017

South Dakota Juvenile Sentencing in Jensen Case Upheld as Constitutional

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the South Dakota Supreme Court has reiterated that South Dakota’s amended Juvenile Statutory Sentencing Scheme complies with U.S. Supreme Court Case Law and affirms Paul Dean Jensen’s sentence for the murder and kidnapping of Michael Hare.

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04 21, 2017

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Regarding Same-Sex School Facilities

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

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04 21, 2017

Sioux Falls Man Charged with Terrorism Threat

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman confirm today that Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber, 45, Sioux Falls, has been arrested by the Sioux Falls Police Department and charged with one count of terrorist threat, class 5 felony, punishable by up to 5 years in the state penitentiary and/or $10,000. During a search of Jaber’s residence law enforcement seized firearms as well as methamphetamine.

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04 11, 2017

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Deadwood

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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04 07, 2017

SAVIN System Highlights Crime Victims’ Rights Week

As part of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to recognize the progress in the Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification System (SAVIN).

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04 06, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge of Affordable Care Act’s Tax on South Dakota’s Insurance Health Plan

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a challenge filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by 16 Attorneys General.

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04 06, 2017

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Buffalo

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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04 05, 2017

Davison County Man Sentenced for Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute in a Drug Free Zone

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Jordan Lee Muntefering, 27, Mitchell, was sentencing to 20 years with 5 suspended on two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a drug free zone, methamphetamine.

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04 03, 2017

South Dakota Attorney General’s Office Celebrates Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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

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03 31, 2017

South Dakota Juvenile Sentencing in Charles Case Upheld as Constitutional

PIERRE S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the South Dakota Supreme Court has held that South Dakota’s amended Juvenile Statutory Sentencing Scheme complies with U.S. Supreme Court Case Law and affirms Daniel Charles’ sentence for his role in the murder of Duane Ingalls.

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03 28, 2017

AG Ballot Explanations Released for Two Initiated Measures on Legalizing Marijuana

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Attorney General Explanations for two proposed initiated measures have been filed with the Secretary of State.

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03 28, 2017

Brule County Man Sentenced in Kimball Armed Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig announced today that Donald Gerald London, 44, Kimball, was sentenced to 75 years with 45 suspended in the state penitentiary on three counts of felony aggravated assault on law enforcement officer.

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03 28, 2017

Sanborn County Man Sentenced in Manslaughter Case

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Sanborn County States Attorney Jeffrey Larson announced today that Matthew Walter Novak, 33, Woonsocket, was sentenced to 40 years in the state penitentiary for the death of Jennifer Ann Gibson

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03 27, 2017

AG Jackley Joins State Attorneys General and Mississippi Governor in Support of Temporary Immigration Policy

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 12 State Attorneys General and Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi in a lawsuit supporting the President’s power to temporarily suspend entry into the United States of two limited classes of identified aliens.

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03 27, 2017

AG Jackley Joins State Attorneys General and Mississippi Governor in Support of Temporary Immigration Policy

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 12 State Attorneys General and Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi in a lawsuit supporting the President’s power to temporarily suspend entry into the United States of two limited classes of identified aliens.

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03 24, 2017

Platte Man Sentenced in Grand Theft by Law Enforcement Case

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig announced today that Brian William Biehl, 48, Platte, was sentenced to 5 years in the state penitentiary and a $10,000 fine.

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03 24, 2017

Bon Homme County Man Convicted by Jury for Rape and Sexual Contact with a Minor

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Bon Homme County States Attorney Lisa Rothschadl announced today that a Bon Homme County jury returned a verdict finding Paul Michael Brewer, 41, Tabor, guilty of 3 counts of rape in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine and 2 counts sexual contact with a child under the age of 16, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and/or a $30,000 fine.

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03 23, 2017

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced for Assault on Correctional Officer

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that State Penitentiary inmate Aaryn Anthony Arango, 28, pled guilty to assault by inmate, intentionally causing contact with bodily fluids or human waste, SDCL 22-18-26, a Class 6 felony, from an incident occurring last July in the Penitentiary.

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03 20, 2017

Crime in South Dakota 2016 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 17, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus in Support of Ban on Dismemberment Abortion

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined 22 State Attorneys General in an amicus or “friend of the court” brief filed in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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03 15, 2017

Meade County Man Sentenced in Manslaughter Case

– Attorney General Marty Jackley and Meade County States Attorney Kevin Krull announced today that Berton Toavs, 33, Faith, was sentenced to 110 years for the first degree manslaughter of Eliza Edgins and 100 years for the first degree manslaughter of Nathan Gann. Toavs pled guilty to the both counts of first degree manslaughter on December 21, 2016.

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03 14, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge to Support Validity of Plea Resulting in Deportation of Noncitizen

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by 20 Attorneys General in support of the United States in Lee v. United States.

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03 14, 2017

Gregory County Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact and Distribution of Controlled Substance to a Minor

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced that Donald Kevin Story, 52, Dallas, was sentenced yesterday by Sixth Circuit Court Judge Brown to 25 years in the State Penitentiary.

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03 14, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Praises 2017 Legislature for Enhancing Public Safety

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed Attorney General sponsored legislation into law. All are listed below.

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03 13, 2017

AG Jackley Joins Challenge to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s Structure

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by 15 Attorneys General. The brief challenges the constitutionality of a restriction on the President’s power to remove the director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB).

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03 10, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Releases Top 10 Consumer Fraud Complaints as Part of National Consumer Protection Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley has released the top 10 consumer complaints reported to his office in fiscal year 2016.

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03 09, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Commends U.S. Attorney General Sessions’ Renewed Commitment to Combat Violent Crime

Attorney General Marty Jackley commends U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ commitment to targeting violent crime nationwide.

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03 08, 2017

Criminal Prohibition of Direct Conflicts of Interest by Public Officials Passes Full House

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that SB 27, the Attorney General sponsored bill to Prohibit Certain Direct Conflicts of Interest By Public Officials has passed the full House.

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03 03, 2017

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division to Participate in National Consumer Protection Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) kicks off next week and the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division will join with federal, state and local government agencies and national organization to celebrate this 19th annual event.

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03 01, 2017

AG Jackley Meets with EPA Secretary Pruitt and Applauds President’s Position on WOTUS

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that President Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps Engineers (Corps) to review their rule defining “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS Rule) under the Clean Water Act.

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03 01, 2017

AG Jackley Meets with the President, Vice President and U.S. Attorney General to Coordinate Fighting Crime

Yesterday Attorney General Marty Jackley met with President Trump, Vice President Pence and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss strengthening public safety, including addressing violent crime, human trafficking, and controlled substances from our southern borders.

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02 28, 2017

South Dakota Attorney General Jackley Meets With U.S. Attorney General Sessions on Public Safety

Attorney General Marty Jackley and other leaders of the National Attorneys General met with the new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about strengthening public safety, including addressing violent crime, human trafficking, and controlled substances from our southern borders.

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02 28, 2017

Yankton Woman Pleads to Embezzlement of Property Received in Trust

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that Cora Sharon Van Olson, 50, Yankton, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement of property received in trust.

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02 27, 2017

South Dakota AG Jackley and Virginia AG Herring to Launch National Campaign for Child Rescue

A group of top U.S. law enforcement leaders is launching an ambitious new campaign to locate and rescue children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.

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02 27, 2017

AG Issues Official Opinion Relating to “Vote Trading” and “Vehicle Bills”

Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an Official Opinion on whether “vote trading” and “vehicle bills” are prohibited.

 


 

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02 24, 2017

Law Enforcement Continues to Seek Information in Inmate Death

Law Enforcement continues to follow-up on new leads in the Moses Dubray homicide investigation, but requests the public to come forward with any additional information.

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02 24, 2017

South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Permit Gains Federal Approval for Firearms Purchases

Attorney General Marty Jackley, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association confirm the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has determined that South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Pistol Permit and Enhanced Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol qualify as alternatives to the background check requirement for firearm purchases. 

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02 24, 2017

Law Enforcement Continues to Seek Information in Inmate Death

Law Enforcement continues to follow-up on new leads in the Moses Dubray homicide investigation, but requests the public to come forward with any additional information.

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02 23, 2017

AG Jackley Applauds Federal Withdrawal of Bathroom and Locker Room Mandate

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice have withdrawn their directive to school districts that threatened both civil rights litigation and the withholding of educational funds to the States.

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02 21, 2017

Brookings County Man Indicted for Aggravated Battery of an Infant

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brookings County States Attorney Abigail Howard announced today that Allen T. Smith, 21, Brookings has been indicted on one count of aggravated battery of an infant, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine and one count of abuse or cruelty to a minor, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine.

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02 16, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus to Protect Second Amendment Rights

Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by 25 Attorneys General seeking to protect Second Amendment rights.

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02 13, 2017

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Edgemont

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 09, 2017

AG Issues Second Official Opinion Relating to Marsy's Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued a second Official Opinion on the implementation of Marsy’s Law as it relates to civil proceedings, ordinance violations, traffic offenses, and Sexual Assault Response Team meetings.

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02 09, 2017

AG Website to Include Drug Forfeiture Grants

Attorney General Marty Jackley is expanding his website to include details on the Drug Asset Civil Forfeiture Program.

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02 09, 2017

Gregory Man Pleads to Burglary Charge

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announce that Jerry Roach, 57, pled guilty to his 6th felony yesterday in Sixth Circuit Court. He pled to 3rd degree burglary, class 4 felony, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/ or $20,000 fine.

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02 09, 2017

Inmate Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced that State Penitentiary inmate Curtis Timothy Wilson, 26, pled guilty today to one count of aggravated assault, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine.

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02 08, 2017

Law Enforcement Seeks Information on Missing Man

Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Police Department and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation are seeking information regarding the disappearance of Markus David Evans, 50, Waubay.

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02 07, 2017

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 06, 2017

AG Jackley Announces Statewide Winner of Anti-Meth Campaign Contest

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Haley Westphal is the first statewide winner of the “NO.METH.EVER.” campaign contest.

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02 06, 2017

Platte Man Pleads to Grand Theft by Law Enforcement

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brule County States Attorney David Natvig confirm that Brian William Biehl, 48, Platte, has pled guilty to one count of grand theft by law enforcement of seized property, class 4 felony, punishable by up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine.

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02 02, 2017

State Senate Passes Attorney General Sponsored SB 27 to Address Criminal Self-Dealings and Conflicts of Interest

Under current South Dakota law, it is only a misdemeanor to engage in self dealings of taxpayer money for personal benefit or gain. See SDCL 5-18A-17.4.

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02 01, 2017

Attorney General Jackley’s Statement on Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court

Attorney General Jackley issued this statement on President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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02 01, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Announces Settlement with Western Union

Attorney General Marty Jackley today announced a settlement with the Western Union Company, resolving a multistate investigation which focused on complaints of consumers who used Western Union’s wire transfer service to send money to third parties involved in schemes to defraud consumers.

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02 01, 2017

Bollen Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Joop Bollen, 53, Aberdeen has pled guilty to one count of unauthorized disposal of personal property subject to security interest, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine.

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02 01, 2017

Brule County Man Enters Guilty Plea in Kimball Armed Standoff Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Donald Gerald London, 36, Kimball has pled guilty but mentally ill.

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02 01, 2017

Circuit Court Signs Order to Unseal Briefing in Berget Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Circuit Court Judge Hoffman has signed an order allowing the briefs in Rodney Berget v. Darin Young to be unsealed.

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01 30, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Update on Medical Marijuana Issue

On August 19, 2016, Attorney General Marty Jackley provided correspondence to the FDA and DEA urging both to assist in the determination of whether marijuana presents medical opportunities and further setting forth considerations for public health and safety.

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01 30, 2017

State Penitentiary Inmate Convicted and Sentenced for Having a Weapon

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a State Penitentiary inmate Dustin Vincent Piatt, 35, pled guilty today to Possession of a Weapon by an Inmate, SDCL 24 2 14(3), a Class 2 felony, from an incident occurring last May in the Penitentiary.

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01 26, 2017

Results of Attorney General’s 6th Annual Legislative Shooting Contest

“South Dakota enjoys, respects, and protects the fundamental right of the state and our law abiding citizens to bear arms."

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01 20, 2017

Grandparent Scam Continues to Target South Dakota Seniors

Attorney General Marty Jackley is again warning South Dakota seniors that the grandparent scam has resurfaced targeting all parts of the state.

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01 17, 2017

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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01 13, 2017

Bill to Allow the Release of Certain Booking Photographs Passes Full Senate

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that SB 25, a bill providing the release of certain booking photographs has passed the full Senate in a vote of . The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill on Thursday, January 12.

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01 13, 2017

Preliminary Autopsy Results Released in Inmate Death

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that preliminary autopsy results have been released for inmate Moses Dubray and indicate that cause of death was homicide.

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01 12, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns Against Travel Scams and Timeshare Resellers

It is that time of year again when people are planning winter trips to warmer regions and may be faced with advertisements to buy a timeshare or travel package. Attorney General Jackley would like to offer some advice on how to better protect you when contemplating these types of purchases.

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01 12, 2017

Gregory County Man Pleads to Sexual Contact with a Minor and Distribution of Controlled Substance to a Minor

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced today that Donald Kelvin Story, 51, Dallas, pled guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor, methamphetamine, class 2 felony, punishable by to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine and one count of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine.

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01 11, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Appoints Standing Rock Officer to Law Enforcement Standards and Training Commission

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the appointment of David Lawrence, Chief of Police with the Standing Rock Agency to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission.

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01 11, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Provigil Users to File Claim Before April Deadline

Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding consumers who feel they may be entitled to a recovery under the Provigil settlement to file their claim before the April 13, 2017 deadline.

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01 11, 2017

Escaped Inmate Found Deceased in Fall River County

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Moses Dubray, 32, inmate at the Rapid City Community Work Center was found deceased along SD Hwy 89 earlier today.

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01 10, 2017

Backpage.com Suspends Controversial Sexual Advertising in Human Trafficking Fight

South Dakota Attorney General Marty J. Jackley confirms that Backpage.com has suspended its sexual advertising in relation to the ongoing human trafficking fight.

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01 09, 2017

State Forensic Lab Completes Project for Testing all Rape Kits

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that South Dakota Forensic Lab (SDFL) has completed the testing of all rape kits from law enforcement agencies in South Dakota. Untested rape kits have become and continue to be a national concern.

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01 06, 2017

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Tara Hartse, on December 7, 2016, in Lake Norden, South Dakota.

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01 06, 2017

COURT ORDERS BERGET’S COUNSEL TO SUBMIT COMPETENCY REPORT

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Circuit Court Judge Hoffman has ordered Berget’s counsel to submit a report addressing whether Berget is mentally disabled before further ruling on State’s Motion to Dismiss.

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01 04, 2017

Attorney General Jackley’s 2017 Legislative Package

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces that the Attorney General’s proposed legislative package for 2017 will include a request that our Legislature consider and enact the following:

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01 03, 2017

Sanborn County Man Pleads to First Degree Manslaughter

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Sanborn County States Attorney Jeffrey Larson announced today that Matthew Walter Novak, 33, Woonsocket, pled guilty to manslaughter in the first degree.

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12 30, 2016

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Arrest Spearfish Man for Enticement of a Minor

Attorney General Marty Jackley and United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced today that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Spearfish Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations have arrested Nicholaus Tripp, 28, Spearfish, South Dakota, on one count of Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet (18 USC 2422(b).

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12 29, 2016

Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Curtis Wayne Adams, Sr., on December 3, 2016, in Yankton, South Dakota. The Division of Criminal Investigation conducted the investigation at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol

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12 21, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Announces First Round Winners of Anti-Meth Campaign Contest

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the winners of the first round of the statewide “NO.METH.EVER.” contest.

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12 21, 2016

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Authorizing a Physician to Prescribe Life-Ending Drugs to Terminally Ill Patients

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

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12 21, 2016

Sixth Circuit Court Issues Order for Preliminary Injunction Enjoining and Declining to Sever Portions of Initiated Measure 22

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that Sixth Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett has issued an Order Enjoining and Declining Severability in the Initiated Measure 22 lawsuit.

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12 19, 2016

Day County Man Arrested for Grand Theft Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Gary Podzimek, 58, Bristol, has been indicted by a Day County Grand Jury.

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12 14, 2016

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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12 13, 2016

Six South Dakota Women’s Prison Inmates Indicted on Drug Related Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that six inmates in the South Dakota Woman’s Prison were indicted by a Hughes County grand jury on drug related charges.

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12 09, 2016

Circuit Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in Initiated Measure 22 Lawsuit

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett has issued a preliminary injunction in the Initiated Measure 22 lawsuit.

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12 08, 2016

Attorney General Jackley and 42 Other Attorneys General Reach $19.5 Million Settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota and 42 other Attorneys General, reached a $19.5 million dollar settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

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12 08, 2016

Update to Lake Norden Police Department Shooting

The Attorney General’s Office confirms that Chief Jimmy Murphy was the Officer involved in the shooting that occurred on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in Lake Norden.

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12 07, 2016

AG Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Lake Norden

AG Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Lake Norden Police Department, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at approximately 5:37 a.m.

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12 07, 2016

Two Arrested on Methamphetamine Related Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley, Beadle County States Attorney Mike Moore and Jerauld County States Attorney Dedrich Koch announced today that two individuals were arrested as a result of search warrants served in Huron and Alpena on the morning of Monday, December 5, 2016.

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12 06, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Issues Official Opinion Relating to Marsy’s Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an Official Opinion on the implementation of Marsy’s Law as it relates to release of auto accident reports to the public, the release of street addresses where crimes occur, and the names of victims in crime report logs or law enforcement radio traffic requested.

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12 06, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Work-At-Home Scams

It is that time of year when people are looking to put a little extra cash in their pockets.

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12 06, 2016

19th Annual Pie Day Scheduled for Saturday December 10th

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the 19th Annual Pie Day will be held on Saturday.

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12 06, 2016

Attorney General Jackley Encourages Cautious Charitable Giving

Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking South Dakotans to beware of those potentially exploiting victims of the Copper Lounge collapse in Sioux Falls.

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12 04, 2016

AG Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Yankton

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the South Dakota Highway Patrol, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred Saturday, December 3, 2016, at approximately 10:21 p.m.

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12 02, 2016

Brookings County Individuals Indicted on Sex Abuse and Child Porn Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Brookings County States Attorney Clyde Calhoon announced today that four individuals have been indicted by a Brookings County Grand Jury on numerous sexual abuse and child pornography charges.

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11 30, 2016

AG Jackley Forms Task Force to Address Marsy's Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the formation of a Marsy’s Law Task Force to work on the interpretation of the law and to address issues surrounding its implementation.

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11 30, 2016

Missing Waubay Woman's Body Found

Law Enforcement announced the body of Janita Abraham, 60, Waubay, was found today in a small body of water off U.S. Highway 12 in Day County. No additional details surrounding the death are being released at this time.

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11 29, 2016

Law Enforcement Seeks Information on Missing Woman

The Day County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation are seeking information regarding the disappearance of Janita Abraham, 60, Waubay.

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