This just popped up – The Argus is reporting that South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is unhappy with the US Department of Justice lingering on their investigation of the EB-5 matter, which remains open with no apparent activity, and possibly may be open simply for political reasons:
Jackley’s investigation was completed in about six months. The federal probe, however, is now at least two years old.
“That was a long time ago,” Jackley said. “So I guess it begs the question of what are they looking at.”
Although the department indicated that it remains open, there doesn’t appear to be activity.
“I’ll tell you, I’m less than happy with them,” Jackley said.
Jackley says he hopes to talk more about the Department of Justice’s role in the investigation, but he’s waiting first on a ruling from the state Supreme Court. The attorney general’s office is defending itself from a lawsuit brought by journalist Bob Mercer, who is trying to force the office to release more information about the Benda investigation. The hearing is later this month.
Jackley said that local federal officials did a good job, but he has different feelings for federal officials in Washington.
“I had expressed during the process concerns of how the Department of Justice was handling matters,” he said.