Attorney General’s office investigating billboards pushing impeachment

March 30, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general’s office says it will investigate whether state campaign finance disclosure laws were broken by a political organization that sponsored billboards to push state lawmakers to impeach Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

The attorney general’s chief of staff, Tim Bormann, says the office has received two formal complaints about the billboards.

It was still determining how the investigation would be handled given the potential conflict of interest over the billboards.

An organization launched to further Gov. Kristi Noem’s agenda sponsored the billboards in Sioux Falls this month.

The signs demanded Ravnsborg be impeached for his conduct related to a 2020 crash that killed pedestrian Joe Boever.