- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The state attorney general’s office is now helping with the prosecution of a Pennington County commissioner who’s fighting government oversight of septic systems.

George Ferebee is accused of violating county law by failing to obtain a $20, six-year permit for his system.

County prosecutor Kinsley Groote tells the Rapid City Journal (https://bit.ly/1PyRWwA ) the county enlisted the help of Assistant State Attorney General Chad Callahan because Ferebee could potentially vote on the budget for the county state’s attorney’s office.

Ferebee could face more than 30 days in jail and fines of more than $500 if convicted. He’s due back in court March 7.

Ferebee has declined comment on the case. He’s said in the past that his opposition to government regulation of septic systems was the reason he got into politics.



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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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