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Mid-Central Educational Cooperative
October 11, 2018
Jury clears ex-nonprofit CEO in contracts case
SIOUX FALLS — A jury late Thursday night cleared a former nonprofit executive accused of backdating contracts to try to avoid a potential audit...
October 11, 2018 - 10:58pm
October 10, 2018
Phelps denies fearing audit at contract backdating trial
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A former South Dakota nonprofit executive accused of trying to avoid a potential state audit said Wednesday that he...
October 10, 2018 - 7:46pm
September 28, 2018
Guericke pleads guilty to falsifying evidence
ARMOUR—One of the men accused of backdating contracts between the Mid-Central Educational Cooperative and the American Indian Institute...
September 28, 2018 - 1:51pm
Former Mid-Central director convicted of falsifying evidence
ARMOUR -- One of the men accused of backdating contracts between the Mid-Central Educational Cooperative and the American Indian Institute for...
September 28, 2018 - 11:06am
September 7, 2018
Judge rejects Phelps' push to ban some testimony, arguments
ARMOUR — Attorney General Marty Jackley says a judge has denied a request from a man accused of aiding in an embezzlement scheme to exclude some arguments and witness testimony at trial. Jackley said the judge on Thursday rejected former GEAR UP consultant Stacy Phelps' motion...
September 7, 2018 - 7:12am
June 26, 2018
Defense: Hubers didn't know about couple's embezzling scheme
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The lawyer for a former South Dakota educational cooperative employee charged in an embezzlement scheme denied Tuesday...
June 26, 2018 - 5:14pm
June 24, 2018
1st trial looms in theft scandal exposed by family's deaths
PIERRE — A former business employee at a Platte-based educational cooperative charged in an embezzlement scheme that helped spark a South...
June 24, 2018 - 8:33pm
May 11, 2018
Judge pushes back trial of man indicted in GEAR UP scandal
PIERRE (AP) — A judge has pushed back a jury trial for one of three people accused in an embezzlement scheme that helped spark South Dakota's...
May 11, 2018 - 3:09pm
March 26, 2018
Legislative panel considers its new subpoena authority
PIERRE — State lawmakers discussed Monday the subpoena power the Legislature gave this session specifically to its Government Operations...
March 26, 2018 - 5:32pm
March 5, 2018
In response to GEAR UP scandal, House tightens financial standards
PIERRE — The state House of Representatives agreed Monday financial reporting requirements must be tightened in South Dakota after the...
March 5, 2018 - 6:54pm
September 27, 2017
Accountants want state law to identify those unlicensed
PIERRE — The Legislature should consider requiring people and firms to tell the public they are unlicensed if they're operating as accountants...
September 27, 2017 - 12:09pm
August 30, 2017
Legislators probing Mid-Central will consider broader safeguards
PIERRE — An email from seven years ago shows Melody Schopp knew about financial improprieties in South Dakota's GEAR UP program for American...
August 30, 2017 - 8:28pm
August 29, 2017
Mid-Central probe intensifies as legislators dig into answers
PIERRE — The Legislature's Government Operations and Audit Committee dug through the latest sets of answers Tuesday regarding alleged wrongdoing...
August 29, 2017 - 6:38pm
Senate leader suggests new board might get to bottom on GEAR UP scandal
PIERRE — A new board of past judges and justices could look into allegations about South Dakota's GEAR UP program, the state Senate's majority...
August 29, 2017 - 1:50pm
August 28, 2017
'Management-level fraud' extracted $1.4 million from Mid-Central bank
PIERRE — Legislative auditors found Mid-Central Educational Cooperative allowed several non-profit organizations to hook payrolls straight...
August 28, 2017 - 7:31pm