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Government accountability board refers one of two complaints against Governor Noem to Attorney general’s office for further investigation

The South Dakota Government Accountability Board voted unanimously Monday to send one of two ethics complaints against South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem to the Attorney General’s office for further investigation. The complaint alleges Governor Noem used the state owned plane for personal political events. The board also voted to close the case against Governor Noem, claiming she abused the power of her office by interfering with a state office to help her daughter receive a home appraiser license. The board did say about that matter it could be reopened at a later date.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem’s office released the following statement on the matter:

“The actions taken by the GAB today did not follow state law or precedent. They have yet to point to one single statute the Governor has violated in either of these complaints.

“These complaints are all political and filed by a disgraced former attorney general who literally killed a man, lied about it, and tried to cover it up. Governor Noem was the first to call him out for this, and he filed these complaints in retaliation.

“It is unfortunate the board chose not to bring this charade to an end today. Kassidy Peters did not receive any special treatment, and Governor Noem followed the law, period!”

The Attorney General’s office has not announced if it will move forward with a further investigation into the matter.

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