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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem may have broken the law

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News Politics: Gov. Kristi Noem may have “engaged in misconduct” when she interfered with her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser licence, a South Dakota ethics board said on Monday. The board also referred a separate complaint about her use of the state aeroplane to the attorney general of the state for investigation. The Government Accountability Board’s three retired judges said that Noem may face “proper punishment” for her involvement in her daughter’s licence as an appraiser, albeit they did not define what that penalty should be.

After meeting in a closed-door session for one hour Monday, the board voted unanimously to invoke procedures that allow for a contested case hearing to give Noem a chance to publicly defend herself against allegations of “misconduct” related to “conflicts of interest” and “malfeasance.” The board also dismissed Ravnsborg’s allegations that Noem misused state funds in the episode.

The board’s moves potentially escalate the ramifications of investigations into Noem. The Republican governor faces reelection this year and has also positioned herself as an aspirant to the White House in 2024. She is under scrutiny from the board after Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s former Republican attorney general, filed complaints that stemmed from media reports on Noem’s actions in office. She has denied any wrongdoing.

However, the retired judges left it unclear how they will proceed. Lori Wilbur, the board chair, said the complaint was “partially dismissed and partially closed,” but added that the complaint could be reopened. She declined to discuss what would cause the board to reopen the complaint.

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