Pierre, SD (KELO AM) – it turns out state lawmakers will be getting comments from Gov. Daugaard and former Governor and current US Senate candidate Mike Rounds after all regarding the EB-5 scandal. According to Larry Tidemann the group investigating the scandal has announced both men will be asked to submit written comments spilling their knowledge of the former program which exchanged foreign investments in SD agriculture for worker’s green cards.
Tidemann said the former program’s director, Joop Bollen, has also been invited to testify before lawmakers. While Bollen hasn’t been subpoenaed, Tidemann says it’s expected he will show up to discuss the program. He added the committee is calling it an invitation and a chance for an open discussion.
In another strange twist to the story, Independent candidate for Governor Mike Meyers today in Rapid City, as he tried to reenact the death of Richard Benda. Meyers used a fake shotgun, measuring tape, and a member of the audience in an attempt to prove Benda could not have killed himself. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Meyer’s theory does not hold water, because the death was investigated by 8 different agencies