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05 21, 2018

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

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

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05 18, 2018

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

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

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05 17, 2018

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

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

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05 16, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins Case in Support of Agriculture

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

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05 16, 2018

Hughes County Man Indicted for Aggravated Battery on an Infant

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

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05 15, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Supports State Statutes that Protect the Unborn

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

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05 14, 2018

Law Enforcement Memorial Week Services Scheduled

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

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05 14, 2018

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

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

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05 14, 2018

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

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

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05 11, 2018

State Wins Civil Lawsuit in Inmate Medical Case

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

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05 11, 2018

Guericke Motion to Continue in Gear Up Case Granted

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

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05 10, 2018

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

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

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05 09, 2018

Marshall County Men Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case

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

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05 09, 2018

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

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

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05 08, 2018

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

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

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05 04, 2018

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

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

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05 04, 2018

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

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

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05 04, 2018

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

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

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05 03, 2018

Hanson County Man Sentenced in Theft Case

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

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05 02, 2018

Attorney General Jackley to Review Officer Involved Shooting in Box Elder

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

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05 02, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Convicted in Threat to Commit a Sexual Offense

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

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04 27, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins 20-State Injunction Against Obamacare

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

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04 26, 2018

Marshall County Man Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case

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

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04 25, 2018

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

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

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04 25, 2018

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

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

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04 23, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced in Assault Case

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

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04 19, 2018

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

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

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04 17, 2018

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

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

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04 16, 2018

Tomorrow South Dakota Makes History

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

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04 13, 2018

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

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

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04 12, 2018

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

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

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04 11, 2018

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

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

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04 10, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced for Possession of Weapon

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

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04 09, 2018

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

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

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04 09, 2018

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

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

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04 06, 2018

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

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

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04 06, 2018

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

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

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04 03, 2018

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

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

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03 30, 2018

8th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms John Graham Conviction

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

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03 29, 2018

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

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

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03 29, 2018

Additional Rulings in Gear Up Case

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

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03 28, 2018

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

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

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03 26, 2018

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

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

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03 26, 2018

Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

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

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03 22, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Allows Evidence in Trooper Drug Stop

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

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03 21, 2018

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

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

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03 21, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Data Breach Bill Signed into Law

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

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03 21, 2018

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

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

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03 21, 2018

Codington County Man Sentenced in First Degree Manslaughter Case

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

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03 20, 2018

Florence Man Pleads Guilty to Elder Financial Abuse Charges

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

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03 19, 2018

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

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

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03 16, 2018

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

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

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03 14, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Sues Major Prescription Drug Manufacturers

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

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03 14, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reaches Tobacco Settlement Agreement for Education Enhancement

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

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03 12, 2018

Yankton County Men Sentenced in Fentanyl Distribution Case

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

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03 12, 2018

Press Conference to be Held to Address Attorney General Lawsuits

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

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03 09, 2018

State Reaches Civil Settlement with Black Hills Psychology in Medicaid Case

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

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03 09, 2018

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

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

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03 08, 2018

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

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

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03 08, 2018

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

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

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03 08, 2018

SD Joins Challenge to Federal Immigration and Nationality Act

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

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03 07, 2018

Crime in South Dakota 2017 Publication Released

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

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03 07, 2018

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

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

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03 07, 2018

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

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

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03 02, 2018

Aberdeen Man Indicted for Murder in Andover Apartment Fire Case

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

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03 02, 2018

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

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

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02 28, 2018

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

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

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02 28, 2018

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

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

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02 28, 2018

Bennett County Men Plead Guilty to First Degree Manslaughter

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

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02 28, 2018

Spink County Man Arrested in Meth Lab Incident

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

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02 28, 2018

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

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

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02 27, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s Data Breach Bill Passes Full House

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

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02 26, 2018

46 Basic Law Enforcement Certification Students to Graduation this Week

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

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02 26, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Joins Lawsuit Challenging the Affordable Care Act

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

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02 23, 2018

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

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

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02 21, 2018

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

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

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02 21, 2018

Attorney General Data Breach Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

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

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02 21, 2018

Attorney General Bill to Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws Passes House Judiciary

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

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02 21, 2018

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

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

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02 20, 2018

Colorado Couple Indicted in Elder Financial Abuse Case

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

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02 16, 2018

State Penitentiary Inmate Sentenced in Assault Case

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

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02 15, 2018

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

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

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02 15, 2018

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

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

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02 14, 2018

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

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

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02 13, 2018

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

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

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02 12, 2018

Victim Identified in Andover Structure Fire and Aberdeen Man Arrested

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

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02 10, 2018

Body Found in Andover Structure Fire

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

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02 08, 2018

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

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

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02 08, 2018

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

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

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02 07, 2018

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

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

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02 02, 2018

Western Union Wire Transfer Settlement Claim Deadline Extended

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

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02 02, 2018

South Dakota Child Identification Program Event in Rapid City

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

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02 01, 2018

Circuit Court Judge Rules Berget Does Not Have an Intellectual Disability

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

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02 01, 2018

Codington County Man Pleads to First Degree Manslaughter

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

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01 30, 2018

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

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

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01 29, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Reminds Consumers of National Tax Identity Theft Week

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

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01 29, 2018

Open Meetings Commission to Convene in Ft. Pierre

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

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01 25, 2018

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

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

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01 25, 2018

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

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

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01 25, 2018

Attorney General Bill to Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws Passes Senate Judiciary

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

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01 24, 2018

Turner County Sheriff Named as 24/7 Sobriety Program Coordinator

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

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01 23, 2018

Attorney General Data Breach Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

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

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01 22, 2018

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

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

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01 18, 2018

Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

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

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01 18, 2018

Western Union Wire Transfer Settlement Claim Filing Deadline Approaching

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

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01 17, 2018

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

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

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01 16, 2018

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

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

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01 16, 2018

South Dakota Joins Challenge to Abortion Law

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

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01 12, 2018

Brown County Woman Sentenced in Elder Abuse Theft Case

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

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01 12, 2018

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

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

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01 10, 2018

Attorney General Jackley Announces Final Settlement with K-Mart

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

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01 10, 2018

South Dakota Supreme Court Upholds Bertram Murder Conviction and Life Sentence

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

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01 08, 2018

California Related Death Investigation Preliminary Autopsy Results Released

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

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01 04, 2018

South Dakota Activates the “Blue Alert” System

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

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01 04, 2018

Law Enforcement Identify Woman Found Dead in Vehicle

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

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01 03, 2018

Attorney General Jackley’s 2018 Legislative Package

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

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01 02, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads to Death Investigation

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

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12 29, 2017

Press Conferences to be Held to Announce Attorney General 2018 Legislative Package

Attorney General Marty Jackley will hold two press conferences to announce his upcoming legislative package.

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12 29, 2017

Yankton County Death Investigation Preliminary Autopsy Results Released

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Yankton County Sheriff Jim Vlahakis advised today that preliminary autopsy results are complete in the investigation into the death of Justin Baron Arcoren, 18, Chamberlain.

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12 28, 2017

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced in Medicaid Fraud Case

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Steven P. Haddorff, 64, Sioux Falls, was sentenced for a Medicaid Fraud offense.

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12 21, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Warns of Email Scam Targeting Businesses

Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning of a scam that has evolved and resurfaced targeting businesses.

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12 21, 2017

State of South Dakota Files Final Brief in United States Supreme Court Tax Fairness Case

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

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12 20, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Issues Official Attorney General Opinion on Legislative Committee Subpoena Power

Attorney General Marty J. Jackley announced the issuance of his official Attorney General Opinion to State Senator Troy Heinert regarding legislative committee authority to issue subpoenas.

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12 18, 2017

Open Meetings Commission to Convene by Teleconference on December 21, 2017

The Open Meetings Commission will meet by teleconference on December 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.(CST) at the Attorney General’s Office.

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12 14, 2017

State of South Dakota Warns Consumers of Fictitious Auto Transport Company

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Department of Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach are warning consumers to be aware of a fictitious auto transport company by the name of Quay Shipping that claims to be physically located in Pierre, South Dakota.

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12 08, 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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12 06, 2017

20th Annual Pie Day Scheduled for Saturday December 9th

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the 20th Annual Pie Day will be held on Saturday, December 9th.

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12 01, 2017

Marshall County Men Indicted 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 indicted by a Marshall County Grand jury on multiple sexual abuse charges.

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12 01, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Joins 24 Attorneys General Asking Congress to Enact the Concealed Carry Acts

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today he has joined with a total of 24 state Attorney’s General in support of the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.

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11 29, 2017

Texas Man Sentenced for Deceptive Trade Practices

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Chad Michael Blair, 42, Houston, TX, formerly of Sioux Falls, was sentenced yesterday in 2nd Circuit Court to one count of deceptive trade practices and one count of odometer alteration.

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11 28, 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. The Drug Control Fund is funded by drug forfeiture monies to be used for enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes.

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11 28, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Releases 6–Month Update on the Project Stand Up Program

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that November marks the 6-month anniversary of the launch of the Project Stand Up Program.

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11 28, 2017

Attorney General Jackley Provides Charitable Giving Tips for the Holiday Season

South Dakotans are extremely generous, whether the giving comes in the wake of a national disaster or during the gift giving season, which is upon us.

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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

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 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 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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