Family deciding on civil lawsuit against Janklow
Thursday, December 11, 2003

The family of a motorcyclist killed by outgoing Rep. Bill Janklow (R), former governor of South Dakota, hasn't decided whether to file a civil lawsuit.

Janklow was convicted of felony second-degree manslaughter and three misdemeanors for the death of Randy Scott. He faces up to 11 years in prison plus fines for the crime.

Janklow goes before a judge for sentencing on January 20.

Get the Story:
Congressman may face civil lawsuit (AP 12/11)

Relevant Documents:
Randy Scott Family Statement (December 8, 2003) | Bill Janklow Resignation Letter (December 8, 2003)

Relevant Links:
Janklow/Scott Accident coverage, Sioux Falls Argus Leader -
Janklow Trial coverage, Sioux Falls Argus Leader -
Janklow Accident/Trial coverage, Rapid City Journal -
Dakota-Lakota-Nakota Coalition -
Rep. Bill Janklow -

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