Attorney General Headshot
Attorney General Seal

Press Releases

Search by Keyword:

03 12, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL EXPLANATIONS RELEASED FOR TWO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE CIRCULATED OF 2020 BALLOT

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that he has filed Attorney General explanations for two proposed constitutional amendments with the Secretary of State.

Read More

03 06, 2019

Bon Homme County Trial Results In Guilty Verdict and Sentencing for State Prisoner

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Delano James Brafford was found guilty and sentenced today at the Bon Home County Courthouse to 4 years to the SD State Penitentiary.

Read More

03 05, 2019

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Urges Congress to Take Action Against Robocalls

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today urged the U.S. Senate to enact the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation to curb illegal robocalls and spoofing.

Read More

02 28, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL JASON RAVNSBORG ANNOUNCES START OF WELLS FARGO CONSUMER REDRESS REVIEW PROGRAM

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced that Wells Fargo has begun a consumer redress review program through which consumers who have not yet been made whole through other remediation programs already in place can seek to have their inquiry or complaint reviewed by a Wells Fargo escalation team for possible relief. 

Read More

02 28, 2019

SENTENCING COMPLETE FOR WASHINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Jason Paul Day was sentenced to 10 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary at the Brookings County Courthouse in Brookings, South Dakota.

Read More

02 08, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG’S CONSUMER PROTECTION AND TOBACCO FUND MAINTENANCE BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg extends his appreciation to the South Dakota Legislature and Governor Kristi Noem for signing SB 20 into law, updating South Dakota law to better protect consumers; and SB 21, updating South Dakota Codified Law to allow for the transfer of interest in certain tobacco escrow monies under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Read More

02 01, 2019

GREGG GASS RECOMMENDED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL JASON RAVNSBORG TO BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the recommendation of Gregg Gass of De Smet, S.D. to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Read More

01 31, 2019

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD MEETING RESCHEDULED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019

The meeting of the South Dakota Government Accountability Board scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019, has been cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 3:00 pm, CT.

Read More

01 29, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG APPOINTS HOWE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today the appointment of Andy Howe of Vermillion to the Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission.

Read More

01 29, 2019

SOUTH DAKOTA CHILD IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM EVENT IN RAPID CITY

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

Read More

01 29, 2019

DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION OFFERS ASSISTANCE TO CUSTOMERS OF CP AIR

Aerodynamics, Inc., doing business as California Pacific Air (CP Air) recently ceased providing air service to the Pierre and Watertown airports.

Read More

01 25, 2019

1ST CIRCUIT PRESIDING JUDGE CHERYLE GERING APPOINTED TO 24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg today announced the appointment of First Circuit Presiding Judge Cheryle Gering to serve on the South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Advisory Board.

Read More

01 24, 2019

WALGREENS CO. TO PAY $60 MILLION TO SETTLE MEDICAID FALSE CLAIMS ACT ALLEGATIONS

Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with Walgreen Co. (Walgreens).

Read More

01 24, 2019

WALGREENS TO PAY $209.2 MILLION TO RESOLVE ALLEGATIONS RELATED TO FRAUDULENT OVER-DISPENSING OF INSULIN PENS

Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg announced today that South Dakota has joined the United States, the District of Columbia, and other States in settling allegations against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens).

Read More

01 24, 2019

LYMAN COUNTY SHERIFF APPOINTED TO 24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced the appointment of Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger to serve on the South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Program Advisory Board.

Read More

01 15, 2019

AG JASON RAVNSBORG JOINS $1.5M SETTLEMENT WITH RETAILER NEIMAN MARCUS OVER 2013 DATA BREACH

The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement a number of policies to resolve an investigation with 43 states and the District of Columbia.

Read More

01 14, 2019

SENTENCING COMPLETE FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER BY YANKTON MAN

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Curt Wayne Adams Sr. was sentenced to 18 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary at the Yankton County Courthouse in Yankton, South Dakota.

Read More

01 09, 2019

GREGORY COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR 2ND DEGREE MURDER

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and Gregory County State’s Attorney Amy Bartling announce that Chance Glenn Harruff, 48, Hamill, was sentenced to life in the South Dakota State Penitentiary today at the Gregory County Courthouse in Burke, South Dakota.

Read More

01 07, 2019

FOR-PROFIT EDUCATION COMPANY FORGOES COLLECTING LOANS AND CHANGES PRACTICES IN MULTI-STATE AGREEMENT

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices.

Read More

01 07, 2019

LAKE COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FIRST DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg announced today that Joseph Michael Schmitz, 48, Madison, SD, has pled guilty to First Degree Manslaughter.

Read More

01 07, 2019

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG WARNS CONSUMERS OF ADDITIONAL FAKE SHIPPING COMPANIES

Since November of 2018 the South Dakota Attorney General’s office has been warning consumers of fictitious shipping companies operating under the names Sioux Falls Vehicle Carriers and SD Safe Transport. Both companies claimed to be physically located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but they never existed.

Read More

01 03, 2019

South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms Lewandowski Murder Conviction

Today the South Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Jason Paul Lewandowski's conviction for the 2015 murder of Jeremy Hendrickson.

Read More

12 28, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins in $575 Million Settlement with Wells Fargo

Attorney General Marty Jackley today announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws.

Read More

12 26, 2018

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

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Matthew Lorenzen, 19, Rapid City, on November 30, 2018, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Read More

12 21, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Warns Consumers of Scam Calls Targeting Social Security Numbers

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that his Consumer Protection Division is receiving calls about individuals pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are actively trying to get Social Security numbers and money.

Read More

12 21, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure to Legalize Marijuana and Paraphernalia

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.

Read More

12 19, 2018

Alaska Man Indicted on Grand Theft Charges

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Kent Lee Tompkins, 49, Sterling, Alaska, has been indicted by a Minnehaha County Grand Jury

Read More

12 17, 2018

Lyman County Man Sentenced for Manslaughter in Infant Death

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lyman County States Attorney Steve Smith confirm that Gerald Raymond Brink, 38, Vivian, was sentenced.

Read More

12 17, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Warns Consumers of Additional Fictitious Shipping Companies

On November 2, 2018 Attorney General Marty Jackley issued a press release warning consumers to be aware of a fictitious shipping company by the name Sioux Falls Vehicle Carriers that claims to be physically located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Read More

12 11, 2018

Open Meetings Commission to Convene Via Teleconference

The Open Meetings Commission will meet Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. (CDT) via teleconference.

Read More

12 11, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Grandparent Scam

Attorney General Marty Jackley’s Consumer Protection Division confirms that the grandparents scam is targeting seniors this holiday season.

Read More

12 06, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Consumer Protection Division and Dakota State University Partner in Joint Cybercrime Initiative

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Dakota State University President José-Marie Griffiths announced today the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and Dakota State University (DSU) have entered into a joint powers agreement to effectively combat cybercrime.

Read More

12 06, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Changing Initiative and Referendum Requirements

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.

Read More

12 04, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Consumer to be Cautious of Scams Involving Gift Cards

Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding South Dakotans to be vigilant of gift card scams this holiday season.

Read More

12 04, 2018

“Fighting Consumer Fraud and ID Theft in South Dakota” Webinar to be held Thursday, December 6th

South Dakota fraud fighting partners have come together to offer a free webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in South Dakota on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CST).

Read More

12 03, 2018

21st Annual Pie Day Scheduled for Saturday December 8th

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the 21st Annual Pie Day will be held on Saturday, December 8th.

Read More

12 03, 2018

Attorney General's 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 Friday, November 30, 2018, at approximately 12:17 p.m. (MDT).

Read More

12 03, 2018

Project Stand Up- Safe Schools Demonstration Video Released

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Sioux Falls Police Chief Matt Burns announced today the release of the Project Stand Up ~ Safe School demonstration video.

Read More

11 30, 2018

Bennett County Men Sentenced in First Degree Manslaughter Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Bennett County States Attorney Sarah Harris announced today that Daniel Ceplecha, 58, Martin and Rangler Ceplecha, 24, Martin, were each sentenced today on one count of manslaughter in the first degree, both receiving life sentences.

Read More

11 28, 2018

Hughes County Man Sentenced in Child Abuse Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Gary Johnathan Martin, 35, Pierre, has been sentenced today to 15 years in the state penitentiary on one count of abuse or cruelty to a minor, a class 3 felony.

Read More

11 21, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Provides Holiday Shopping Tips

With the holiday shopping season already underway, Attorney General Jackley urges consumers to shop with care this holiday season.

Read More

11 21, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Changing Initiative and Referendum Requirements

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.

Read More

11 21, 2018

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Constitutional Amendment Authorizing the Legislature to Allow Sports Wagering in Deadwood

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

Read More

11 15, 2018

44 Basic Law Enforcement Certification Students to Graduation this Week

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that graduation for the 168th Basic Law Enforcement Certification class is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018, at the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center, Pierre, S.D. beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CST).

Read More

11 13, 2018

Law Enforcement Continues to Seek Public Assistance in Search for Rachel Cyriacks

Today marks the 5-year anniversary of the disappearance of Rachel Cyriacks. Rachel was last seen in Woonsocket on the morning of November 13, 2013.

Read More

11 02, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Warns Consumers of Fictitious Shipping Company

Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning consumers to be aware of a fictitious shipping company by the name Sioux Falls Vehicle Carriers that claims to be physically located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Read More

11 01, 2018

Pennington County Jail Inmate Autopsy Report Finalized

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today the Richard Zimmerman autopsy report has been completed and that he died as a result of methamphetamine toxicity.

Read More

11 01, 2018

State Penitentiary Counselor Indicted on Attempted Possession of a Gun with Intent to Deliver to Prisoner

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a Minnehaha County Grand Jury has indicted Willard Allan Dathe, 68, Sioux Falls.

Read More

11 01, 2018

North Dakota Man Pleads Guilty to Elder Abuse Charge

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Reese Curtis Wickoren, 49, Wahpeton, N.D., has pled guilty.

Read More

11 01, 2018

Stanley County Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Murder Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced today that a Stanley County jury returned a verdict finding Chance Harruff, 47, Dallas, guilty of second degree murder of Kristi Olson. Second degree murder is a class B felony and a mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary.

Read More

10 29, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Denies Motions to Stay Berget Execution

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms today that two separate motions have been filed in the South Dakota Supreme Court to stay the execution of Rodney Berget.

Read More

10 29, 2018

Berget Execution Appealed to the United States Supreme Court

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the South Dakota Supreme Court’s denial of a stay for Rodney Berget’s execution has been appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Read More

10 23, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Urges the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Protect Military Servicemembers from Financial Exploitation

Attorney General Marty Jackley today joined a coalition of 33 attorneys general calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Acting Director Mick Mulvaney to continue protecting military servicemembers against predatory lenders under the Military Lending Act (MLA).

Read More

10 19, 2018

State Penitentiary Counselor Arrested on Attempted Possession of a Gun with Intent to Deliver to Prisoner

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Willard Allan Dathe, 68, Sioux Falls, has been arrested by complaint on one count of attempted possession of authorized article with intent to deliver to prisoner.

Read More

10 16, 2018

Attorney General’s Office Releases Highway Patrol Officer Involved Shooting Summary

Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Kuong Gatluak, 21, Vermillion, on September 16, 2018, in Union County, South Dakota.

Read More

10 15, 2018

Special Service Award Given to Division of Criminal Investigation Agent

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Special Agent Cameron Corey was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Service Award from the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment.

Read More

10 05, 2018

Douglas County Man Pleads Guilty to Elder Financial Abuse Charge

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that David Anthony Stetson, 48, Corsica, has pled guilty to one count of theft by exploitation.

Read More

10 02, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Announces Settlement with AmericansouceBergen

ttorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined with other states and the federal government to reach an agreement in principle with the pharmaceutical distributor AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

Read More

10 02, 2018

8th Circuit Court of Appeals Denies Rehearing in Charles Russell Rhines’ Capital Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Charles Russell Rhines’ petition for rehearing and his request for a rehearing en banc.

Read More

09 28, 2018

Guericke Pleads Guilty to Falsification of Evidence in Gear Up Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today Danial Mark Guericke, 60, White Lake, has pled guilty to one count of falsification of evidence, class 6 felony, punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment in the state penitentiary and/or $4,000 fine.

Read More

09 27, 2018

Guericke Change of Plea Hearing Scheduled

Attorney General Marty Jackley advises that a change of plea hearing has been scheduled in the case of State of South Dakota v. Daniel Guericke for Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. (CDT). The hearing will be held at Douglas County Courthouse in Armour.

Read More

09 26, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reaches Settlement Agreement with Uber over Data Breach

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that he, along with the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers.

Read More

09 25, 2018

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division Sees Uptick in Extortion Attempts

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms his Consumer Protection Division has received a number of complaints regarding extortion attempts targeting consumers and businesses via email.

Read More

09 17, 2018

Attorney General's Office to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Union County

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 Sunday, September 16, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m. (CDT).

Read More

09 13, 2018

Seventeen Inmates Indicted on Possession of Marijuana at the Durfee State Prison

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced the following inmates of the Durfee State Prison have been indicted by a Bon Homme County Grand Jury.

Read More

09 11, 2018

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:

Read More

09 11, 2018

REACH Clinic Celebrates One-Year Anniversary for Serving Children of Violent Crime

The REACH team, a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a private, public partnership between Sanford Child’s Voice, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, Watertown Police Department, South Dakota Department of Social Services – Child Protection Services, Human Service Agency, Beacon Center and the Codington County State’s Attorney’s Office, celebrated their one-year anniversary of serving families in Northeast South Dakota on August 21, 2018.

Read More

09 07, 2018

Aging Gracefully Expo (AGE) Keynote Presentations Available Statewide

The Attorney General’s Office, SDSU Extension, and AARP are once again collaborating to host the 3rd annual Aging Gracefully Expo on September 15, 2018.

Read More

09 07, 2018

Lawrence County Correctional Officer and County Inmate Indicted on Conspiracy to Commit Escape

Attorney General Marty Jackey and Lawrence County States Attorney John Fitzgerald announced today that on September 5, 2018 a Lawrence Count Grand Jury indicted Tyler Statler.

Read More

09 06, 2018

Minnesota Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse Charges in Marshall County

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Marshall County States Attorney Dana Frohling announced today that a Marshall County grand jury has indicted Michael Donn Elsberry, 51, Braham, MN.

Read More

09 06, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced for Ingestion of Methamphetamine

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that State Penitentiary inmate Albaro Picotte, 32, was sentenced earlier this week for unauthorized ingestion of a controlled drug or substance, methamphetamine.

Read More

08 27, 2018

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Makes an Additional Arrest

Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Ron Parsons, Pennington County States Attorney Mark Vargo, 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 arrested one additional individual as part of the recent sex trafficking operation in Rapid City for a total 7 arrests.

Read More

08 23, 2018

South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registry Remains National Leader

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the compliancy rate for registered sex offenders is 98.8% across the state.

Read More

08 23, 2018

Attorney General Marty Jackley Urges Congress to Close Deadly Fentanyl Loophole

Attorney General Marty Jackley, as part of a bipartisan group of 52 state and territory Attorneys General, joined in calling on Congress today to help end the opioid epidemic and close a loophole that prevents the trafficking of deadly fentanyl.

Read More

08 16, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced for Aggravated Assault Against a Department of Corrections Employee

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that State Penitentiary inmate Kevin Christopher Tripp, 26, was sentenced for aggravated assault against department of corrections employee and assault by inmate, intentionally causing contact with bodily fluids or human waste.

Read More

08 16, 2018

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

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that State Penitentiary inmate James Patrick Dornbusch, 25, was sentenced for assault against a department of corrections employee.

Read More

08 14, 2018

Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Ron Parsons, Pennington County States Attorney Mark Vargo, 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.

Read More

08 09, 2018

Law Enforcement and School Administrators Join Efforts to Boost School Safety through Anonymous Texting Program

Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Ronald A. Parsons, Jr., Associated School Boards of South Dakota, School Administrators of South Dakota, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety announced today the rollout of the new component of Project Stand Up- Safe Schools.

Read More

08 09, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Issues Order in Wayfair Case

On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., which concluded that “the physical presence rule of Quill is unsound and incorrect” and overruled Bellas Hess and Quill in that regard.

Read More

08 08, 2018

Warrant of Execution for Rodney Berget Issued for the Murder of Correctional Officer Ronald ‘RJ’ Johnson

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the warrant of execution for Rodney Scott Berget has been issued by Second Circuit Court Judge Bradley Zell.

Read More

08 06, 2018

Law Enforcement and School Administrators to Announce Anonymous Texting Program to Address School Safety

Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Ronald A. Parsons, Jr., Associated School Boards of South Dakota, School Administrators of South Dakota, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety will hold a press conference to announce the rollout of the new component of Project Stand Up- Safe Schools.

Read More

08 03, 2018

United States Court of Appeals Affirms Rhines’ Conviction and Capital Sentence

Attorney General Marty Jackley announces the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Judicial Circuit has affirmed Charles Russell Rhines’ conviction and death sentence for the murder of 22 year-old Donnivan Schaeffer in Rapid City on March 8, 1992.

Read More

07 30, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins Biparitsan Fight to Protect Veterans Memorial

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined a bipartisan group of 28 states in fighting to protect a historic cross honoring World War I veterans as part of a case with much broader implications for the First Amendment.

Read More

07 27, 2018

Law Enforcement Conducting Death Investigation in Parkston

Local law enforcement confirm that the Parkston Police Department responded to an unresponsive 11-month-old child at a Parkston daycare at approximately 3:54 p.m. (CDT) on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Read More

07 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.

Read More

07 25, 2018

Day County Man Sentenced in Grand Theft Case Involving Elderly Man

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Gary Podzimek, 60, Bristol, has been sentenced in Fifth Circuit Court, Webster, Day County.

Read More

07 20, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Contractor Scams Following Summer Storms

Attorney General Marty Jackley is urging South Dakota residents to be vigilant of transient contractor scams following the severe weather the State has seen over the past couple of weeks.

Read More

07 18, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced for Threatening to Commit a Sexual Offense

Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that State Penitentiary inmate Joshua Armstrong, 43, was sentenced for threatening to commit a sexual offense.

Read More

07 17, 2018

Douglas County Man Arrested for Elder Abuse Exploitation

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that David Anthony Stetson, 48, Corsica, has been arrested by complaint on three counts of theft by exploitation, class 4 felony, each count is punishable by up to 10 years in the state penitentiary and/or $20,000 fine.

Read More

07 16, 2018

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division Joins SHIINE and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Kick-Off Arrival of New Medicare Cards

This week the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office will join SHIINE and Medicare & Medicaid Representatives to discuss the mailing of new Medicare cards to 170,000 South Dakota residents.

Read More

07 12, 2018

Final Two Defendants Sentenced in Marshall County Sexual Abuse Case

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms the final two defendants in the Marshall County sexual abuse case have been sentenced.

Read More

07 09, 2018

State Reaches Civil Settlement with Optometrist in Medicaid Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has reached a civil Settlement Agreement and an Integrity Agreement with Melanie D. Weiss and Weiss EyeCare Clinic, P.C., of Watertown, SD, in a case involving Medicaid payments.

Read More

06 28, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Affirms the Use of Electronic Warrants

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Supreme Court in a unanimous decision has affirmed the use of electronic warrants.

Read More

06 26, 2018

Four Kingsbury County Individuals Indicted on Charges Related to Failure to Pay for Grain Delivery

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Kingsbury County States Attorney Gregg Gass announced today that a Kingsbury County Grand Jury has indicted four owners, officers or managers of H & I Grain of Hetland, Inc. for felonies relating to the H & I’s alleged failure to pay for grain delivered to their elevators by local farmers.

Read More

06 26, 2018

AG Consumer Protection and SD Retailers Association Team Up to Host Data Breach Webinar

– The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and the South Dakota Retailers Association are hosting a Data Breach Webinar on Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 10-11 a.m. (CDT).

Read More

06 21, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Announces Landmark Supreme Court Decision in Favor of South Dakota and Mainstreet Business

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today the United States Supreme Court has overruled the physical presence requirement in State of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

06 05, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Grandparent Scam

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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).

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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).

Read More

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.

Read More

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).

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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).

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More