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

Bollen Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest PIERRE, S.D. – 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. “I am pleased that Bollen has accepted responsibility and admitted wrongdoing for the misuse of Continue Reading →

Grand Jury Issues Indictment Charging Bollen with Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest

Grand Jury Issues Indictment Charging Bollen with Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that on Friday, May 6, 2016, a Brown County grand jury issued an indictment charging Joop Bollen, 52, Aberdeen. Bollen was originally charged by complaint on March 31, 2016, for his role in the financial misconduct case relating to EB5 and SDRC Inc. Bollen has now been indicted by the grand jury Continue Reading →

Bollen to be charged with 5 counts of 44-1-12. Disposing of security.

Given how vague the Attorney General’s press release is on charging Joop Bollen , I went back and asked the AG’s office what charges were being filed. They replied “I can give you the file number – 16-383” and noted “More detailed release tomorrow after initial appearance…” In having an attorney friend of mine look it up, it’s my understanding that the felony criminal charges filed in this case consist of 5 counts of Class Continue Reading →

SDWC Best of 2017 – Top posts by the number of comments

I’ve got a number of chores to do today, but I wanted to bring you something fun, recognizing that it’s the last working day of the year. So, here’s something to chew on: Here are the top 10 commented posts of 2017. 1 Bollen Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest 2 Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting CEO privately calling for removal of all confederate items from Empire Mall Continue Reading →

The SDWC’s top ten political stories of 2016 – Part 2

You’ve read the lower five of the top ten – now here are what I viewed as the top five state political issues for 2016: 5. South Dakota legislature increases teacher pay. The issue of teacher pay has been swirling around in South Dakota politics longer than the 28 years I’ve been around. But in recent years, it was brought to a higher profile with a failed lawsuit against the state, and more importantly, a study which Continue Reading →

Attorney General Files Charges in EB5 and SDRC Inc. Financial Investigation

Attorney General Files Charges in EB5 and SDRC Inc. Financial Investigation PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that felony criminal charges have been filed in relation to EB5 and SDRC Inc. Joop Bollen voluntarily turned himself in on an arrest warrant. He has cooperated and has been released by the Court on bond conditions. Bollen is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty. Attorney General Jackley will be handling the initial appearance, Continue Reading →