|Lawmakers react to robo-call charges filed against Sioux Falls man|
|Tuesday, 11 December 2012 20:29|
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says a complaint filed in Lake County accuses a Sioux Falls man of four counts of election law violations related to robo–calls made in September. The state is alleging that 31–year–old Daniel Willard made calls identifying Representatives David Lust and Brian Gosch of Rapid City and Senator Russell Olson of Wentworth within 60 days of the election without including the required disclaimers. All three lawmakers are Republicans.
Gosch said this afternoon he was happy the case was moving forward. He said the information in the calls was false and misleading with no way to respond. Lust described the calls as troubling and underhanded with no forum to complain. Calls made to Olson formed the basis for the allegations.
The misdemeanor charges each carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.
-Associated Press/Jack Caudill