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South Dakota AG gets fines, no jail time in pedestrian death

A judge has ordered no jail time for South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg in a crash that killed a pedestrian last year, instead fining him $500 on each of two misdemeanor counts. Circuit Judge John Brown also ordered Ravnsborg to pay assorted court costs after the Republican entered no-contest pleas Thursday in the crash that killed Joseph Boever last September. Ravnsborg says he plans to remain in office, even as he faces the potential of impeachment from the Legislature. Boever’s family members complained bitterly before Ravnsborg was sentenced that the law didn’t provide stiff enough punishment for the attorney general. Ravnsborg didn’t attend the hearing and was represented by his lawyer, as was his right.

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