|Bollen And Former Gov. Rounds|
I Invite A Caption Contest. Readers?
(photo from teapartytribune.com.)
If this is indeed what happened, Bollen ripped us off. The state claims, per Tupper's piece, "the accounts holding these indemnification funds were closed without notice to the State" and that "unbenownst to the State SDRC transferred the funds into a new third account." I'm sure we'll get a counterclaim or some sort of explanation from Bollen as to how that money migrated from a fund in which the state has a stake to a checking account that is owned exclusively by SDRC. We enquiring minds and short-changed citizens of South Dakota, who've lost what appears to be $120 million or so in the EB-5 program, would like to know.
And while we're at it, how about some information on just how this lucrative deal passed from the state's control to Joop Bollen's? The latest batch of lawsuits and subsequent media copy
|Meantime . . .|
How Did Bollen Get Away Wth This?
(photo from madvilletimes.com--Thanks, Cory)
Meantime, if the State of South Dakota is so sure that Bollen essentially stole money from us--sure enough to pursue the matter in civil court, anyway--why isn't our Attorney General Marty Jackley doing something about this? I mean, the taking "without notice" of public money and then transferring that money "unbenownst" to us sounds like plain old fashioned "theft" to me. It also coincides with every legal definition of theft that I've found on-line, which basically comes down to intentionally and fraudulently taking someone's property without that person's consent. That's the gist of South Dakota's civil claim. Why doesn't the criminal justice system see it the same way?
**My thanks to the anonymous reader who has a taste for great old TV westerns, in this case Rawhide.