FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 13, 2014
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
ATTORNEY GENERAL CONFIRMS THAT JOOP BOLLEN WAS INTERVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION IN RELATION TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INVESTIGATION
Pierre S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that on more than one occasion Joop Bollen voluntarily agreed to be interviewed by law enforcement authorities acting in joint cooperation. This has been set forth in both Joop Bollen's recently filed responses to GOAC questions and the testimony of the Attorney General to GOAC on July 29, 2014. Both the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Attorney General's Office have received Joop Bollen's interview information from federal authorities, along with voluminous other witness information as part of cooperative law enforcement efforts some of which were completed by DCI, FBI or both agencies jointly. Based upon all of the investigation information, the Attorney General authorized moving forward with state criminal charges as more fully set forth in the criminal complaint and arrest warrant drafts of October 8, 2013, as provided to GOAC.