South Dakotans may still be wondering what exactly happened with the EB-5 investigation and death of Richard Benda.

But within days of the discovery of a politically-motivated bridge closing in the Garden State (my ancestral home) New Jersey legislators authorized the release of thousands of documents regarding the scandal. The legislature had those documents in their possession as part of a committee investigation regarding the closure of a busy bridge between New Jersey and New York.

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Our state legislature has so far decided not pursue its own investigation into the EB-5 scandal.

Will legislators change their mind once the session gets underway? And would legislators vote to release any information it obtained to the public? Food for thought.

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Contact Joe O'Sullivan at 394-8414 or joe.osullivan@rapidcityjournal.com

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