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A guide to the EB-5 program investigation in SD

August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Republican and Democratic lawmakers hope to delve deeper into the scandal involving an investment-for-green-card program at the Sept. 24 Government Operations and Audit Committee meeting in Pierre. Here’s a look at key elements of the investigations …continue reading on

US attorneys in Dakotas turn up heat on health care fraud

July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawy…continue reading on

300-400 federal inmates in SD could see early release in 2015

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The U.S. District Attorney for South Dakota says a federal ruling that will make tens of thousands of inmates serving time eligible for early release could allow hundreds of drug offenders in South Dakota to get out early.

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SD political landscape transformed by 1986 election

March 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 1980s dawned on the nation with the election of Ronald Reagan, a president who still casts a shadow over American political discourse. That same election brought the defeat of Sen. George McGovern, a Mitchell native and liberal standard-bearer fo…continue reading on

US attorney Johnson dances around political future

June 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Brendan Johnson said he looked at polling and talked to numerous people about a Senate run, but could not elaborate because Department of Justice rules do not allow public political statements.
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Johnson to announce human trafficking task force

May 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson is set to make the announcement during a Thursday news conference at the Federal Courthouse in Sioux Falls. Continue Reading

MERCER: Rounds’ early start appears quite smart

May 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Mike now has a head start of six months on any other candidate — if there ever is another candidate.
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LAWRENCE: Politics continues to be a family affair in SD

April 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Johnson, Herseth, Mickelson families to watch in coming years.
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‘Draft Brendan’ effort begins

March 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Group headed by Ryan Casey wants Tim Johnson’s son to enter 2014 Senate race.
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Sen. Johnson ‘closes circle’ with retirement announcement

March 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SD’s senior senator, 15-0 in elections, ready for new path in life.
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