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Sioux Falls Man Charged with Terrorism Threat
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman confirm today that Ehab Abdulmutta Jaber, 45, Sioux Falls, has been arrested by the Sioux Falls Police Department

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure Regarding Same-Sex School Facilities
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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


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


Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge of Affordable Care Act’s Tax on South Dakota’s Insurance Health Plan
Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined a challenge filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by 16 Attorneys General.


Davison County Man Sentenced for Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute in a Drug Free Zone
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Jordan Lee Muntefering, 27, Mitchell, was sentencing to 20 years with 5 suspended on two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in a drug free zone, methamphetamine.


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


Crime in South Dakota 2016 Publication Released
Local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies have continued to cooperate and strengthen efforts to fight crime in South Dakota.


Gregory County Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact and Distribution of Controlled Substance to a Minor
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced that Donald Kevin Story, 52, Dallas, was sentenced yesterday by Sixth Circuit Court Judge Brown to 25 years in the State Penitentiary.

Attorney General Jackley Joins Challenge to Support Validity of Plea Resulting in Deportation of Noncitizen
Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by 20 Attorneys General in support of the United States in Lee v. United States.


Attorney General Jackley Commends U.S. Attorney Sessions’ Renewed Commitment to Combat Violent Crime
Attorney General Marty Jackley commends U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ commitment to targeting violent crime nationwide.


Criminal Prohibition of Direct Conflicts of Interest by Public Officials Passes Full House
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that SB 27, the Attorney General sponsored bill to Prohibit Certain Direct Conflicts of Interest By Public Officials has passed the full House. The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill on Monday, March 6, 2017.


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


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

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


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

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


AG Issues Official Opinion Relating to “Vote Trading” and “Vehicle Bills”
Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an Official Opinion on whether “vote trading” and “vehicle bills” are prohibited.

South Dakota AG Jackley and Virginia AG Herring to Launch National Campaign for Child Rescue
A group of top U.S. law enforcement leaders is launching an ambitious new campaign to locate and rescue children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.


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


AG Jackley Applauds Federal Withdrawal of Bathroom and Locker Room Mandate
Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice have withdrawn their directive to school districts that threatened both civil rights litigation and the withholding of educational funds to the States.


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


Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus to Protect Second Amendment Rights
Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court by 26 Attorneys General seeking to protect Second Amendment rights.


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


State Senate passes Attorney General Sponsored SB 27 to Address Criminal Self-Dealings and Conflicts of Interest
Under current South Dakota law, it is only a misdemeanor to engage in self dealings of taxpayer money for personal benefit or gain. See SDCL 5-18A-17.4.


Brule County Man Enters Guilty Plea in Kimball Armed Standoff Case
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Donald Gerald London, 36, Kimball has pled guilty but mentally ill.

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

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

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


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