Government Accountability Board

Retired state Supreme Court Justice Lori Wilbur and retired Circuit Court Judges David Gienapp and Gene Paul Kean announce the dismissal of a complaint against Gov. Kristi Noem during a meeting in Sioux Falls on Dec. 20, 2022. (Joshua Haiar/South Dakota Searchlight)

Ethics panel dismisses airplane complaint against Noem, citing no definition of ‘state business’

BY: - December 20, 2022

The state Government Accountability Board dismissed a complaint Tuesday regarding Gov. Kristi Noem’s use of state aircraft, citing no sufficient legal definition of “state business.”  The three retired judges on the board – minus an additional member who recused himself – called the definition necessary to determine if a legal or ethical violation took place. […]

Gov. Kristi Noem greeting her mother, Corrine Arnold, before giving a victory speech upon her re-election.

Ethics panel moves to subpoena DCI records on Noem’s state airplane use

BY: - November 14, 2022

A trio of retired judges voted on Monday to subpoena a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) report on Gov. Kristi Noem’s use of state aircraft.  The Government Accountability Board (GAB) voted 3-0* in favor of the subpoena after meeting in a closed executive session to discuss complaint 2021-04, the numerical tag attached to the complaint […]