The payday lenders’ failed lawsuit against Attorney General Marty Jackley’s official explanation of Initiated Measure 21, the real 36% rate cap, was evidently nothing personal. The same company that sued him is also one of his biggest corporate donors:
An inquisitive reader urges me to check out page 14, line 2, of the 2015 year-end campaign finance report for the Friends of Marty Jackley PAC, excerpted in the above image. Formed last summer to support Jackley’s run for governor in 2018, Friends of Jackley accepted $2,500 from Select Management Resources, LLC, the company whose vice-president of operations, Erin Ageton, was suing him over his IM 21 explanation. A.G. Jackley also has to decide whether to investigate and prosecute Ageton and at least one other Select Management Resources/North American Title Loans underling for violations of South Dakota law pertaining to petitions, elections, and integrity of the notary seal. Those violations arose in the petition drive for Amendment U for Usury, the fake 18% rate cap, which Select Management Resources has bankrolled to the tune so far of nearly $2.2 million.
Jackley PAC’s other big contributors include Trump-connected pyramid schemers ACN Inc. and international law firm Cozen O’Connor, which made big money representing doomed EB-5 project Northern Beef Packers in its bankruptcy.