Sunday, November 12, 2017

Jackley admits Gear Up a 'scandal'

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the Schopp/Westerhuis outrage is important because wrongdoing and stolen taxpayer dollars are attracting too much national attention.

Jackley alleges Scott and Nicole Westerhuis stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Mid-Central Educational Cooperative, an organization that ran the GEAR UP program designed to empower American Indian high school students.

Like the narratives explaining the deaths of Brady Folkens and Rich Benda are sketchy Jackley's story is that Scott Westerhuis was tipped off then killed his family, set fire to their house then shot himself and the safe likely holding evidence is missing.

Marty is personally trying three people thrown under his gubernatorial bus for the scandal.

Best guess? Jackley and South Dakota's autocratic governor are diverting attention from the intimate relationship Governor Daugaard and the Secretary of Education whose wheelhouse overlooked the oversight oversight.

And now, Republicans in the legislature are threatening to give themselves raises presumably as hush money to divert attention from their own GOAC oversight oversights.

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