Monday, June 5

Kristi Noem faces attorney general’s probe over ethics complaint

SIOUX FALLS, SD – An ethics board investigating a pair of complaints leveled against Gov. Kristi Noem voted to refer one of those complaints to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office for investigation.

The second complaint was partially dismissed by the Government Accountability Board, because “appropriate action” had been determined.

The decision was part of the board’s seventh meeting, which happened Monday and came nearly three weeks after they decided to extend the probe another 60 days.

What are the complaints against Gov. Kristy Noem?

Noem faced two complaints: one for the alleged personal use of the state airplane, and the second for misusing her position as governor to help her daughter through the state real estate appraiser program.

the head of the certification appraiser programSherry Bren, retired in March 2021 after she sat in a closed door meeting with Noem and her daughter at the Governor’s Mansion in Pierre.

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