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Joop  Bollen

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Joop Bollen is a native of Eindhoven, Netherlands. He came to the United States as a high school exchange student. Bollen then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in economics and business with a specialization in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his master’s degree, with honors, in international management from American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale, Arizona.

As the managing director of SDRC Inc. Bollen has developed a loan portfolio of over $150 million dollars funded through different EB-5 related partnerships.

Prior to his current function, Bollen served as the director of the South Dakota International Business Institute Bollen which developed an export assistance center that promoted exports from the State of South Dakota. Bollen also has developed and implemented a foreign direct investment initiative that attracts international investments to the State of South Dakota. As part of this later initiative Bollen established the South Dakota Regional Center in 2004.

Bollen has served on the board of the Red River Trade Corridor, board of National Association of Small Business International trade Educators and served as vice chair for the South Dakota District Export Council.

Bollen is owner of a real estate business in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining SDIBI, Bollen worked for JP Morgan, New York, and Continental Grain Co., Chicago.

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  • Decision favors South Dakota's EB-5 center
  • Favorable appeal decision keeps state's EB-5 center open, for now
  • State reaches settlement in connection to EB-5 scandal
  • State to get $1.5 million in EB-5 settlements
  • In plea deal, EB-5 visa-investor program takes another hit
  • LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
  • The EB-5 World: Much Ado About a Lot
  • AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
  • Letter: Lack of trial for EB-5 scandal ‘troubling’
  • Jackley on throwing more of the book at corruption
  • Letter - Under the rug
  • Statehouse Podcast: IM-22 Repeal Headed To Governor, Amazon Collects Sales Tax
  • Joop Bollen pleads guilty to one of five felony charges, receives two years probation
  • Ex-head of South Dakota's visa program gets probation, fine
  • EB-5 Director Pleads Guilty To Misusing State Funds; Sentenced To Probation
  • Joop Bollen set to change plea in EB-5 visa case in SD
  • Politicians Who Steal State Funds Could Face Felony Charges
  • Bollen's attorney asks that charges be dismissed
  • Bollen's lawyers aim to block evidence of extravagant purchases
  • State suit filed in EB-5 case
  • $32.5M lawsuit filed by South Dakota hotel and casino
  • GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Bighorn sheep struggling for survival
  • Deadwood Mountain Grand investors sue former EB-5 director Bollen
  • Fixing The Cone Of Silence?
  • Our Voice: SD must walk away from EB-5
  • In new appeal letter, state tries to shift blame in EB-5 scandal
  • South Dakota wants to keep its EB-5 authority
  • Report: Immigration boosts S.D. economy
  • U.S. House candidate Hawks calls for the expiration of controversial EB-5 program
  • Democratic congressional candidates say EB-5 should expire
  • U.S. Senate Candidates Call For EB-5 Reforms… Culture Change And More Transparency
  • Foreign Investors Defrauded Through U.S. EB-5 Visa Program
  • S.D. EB-5 program an example of what not to do
  • Timeline: South Dakota's EB-5 regional center
  • Feds slam South Dakota EB-5 center again while inching closer to terminating it
  • Feds move closer to terminating immigrant-investor center
  • USCIS Notice of Certified Termination
  • TSITRIAN: It's time for non-partisan elections
  • MERCER: We don't have to be land of scandals
  • February trial set in Bollen’s financial misconduct case
  • Bollen pleads not guilty to EB-5 charges
  • Bollen Pleads Not Guilty
  • Grand Jury Issues Indictment Charging Bollen with Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest
  • OUR VIEW: Latest EB-5 woes show SD delegates didn't act fast enough
  • Vermont EB-5 Scam Offers Template for Explaining Northern Beef Packers Fiasco
  • State's criminal EB-5 case rests on little-used charge
  • Jackley calls for more info on conflicts, deflects criticism, conspiracy theories
  • Dems try to tar Thune, Noem with scandal brush
  • Attorney: Bollen is scapegoat for South Dakota visa scandal
  • Lawmaker defends failure to blame Bollen in EB-5 scandal
  • EB-5 money wired to shadowy business partner, documents say
  • Joop Bollen makes his first court appearance
  • First criminal charges filed in years long EB-5 investigation
  • South Dakota charges former official in immigration scandal
  • Congress extends EB-5 program temporarily
  • Congress extends EB-5 program temporarily
  • South Dakota Sued for Botched Visa Program
  • Morrie Returns! Former USCIS Official-Turned-SDRC Inc Exec Surfaces in EB-5 Scandal Docs
  • State Suing Former EB-5 Administrator
  • Feds aim to kick SD out from EB-5 program
  • Feds Say South Dakota Too Corrupt to Use EB-5
  • Dakota Turkey Growers Pay Off Shady EB-5 Loan They Never Needed
  • SD EB-5 Liaison Starts in Korean Jail, Runs on No Contract, Illegal Lawyering
  • Bollen, lawyer in control of Northern Beef operations, finances
  • State wins by not losing in EB-5 case
  • Small Victory for Rounds and South Dakota: Darley Loses SDIBI/EB-5 Case
  • The Lucas Report on EB5 scandal
  • S.D. political muscle was tapped to intercede for EB-5
  • Anatomy Of A Scandal
  • EB-5 Notes: Post-2009, Bollen, Benda Lacked Authority to Run EB-5?
  • Money from other EB-5 projects was transferred to Northern Beef
  • FBI probe of meat plants evolved from church dispute

News & Updates

Decision favors South Dakota's EB-5 center
Decision favors South Dakot...
South Dakota government off...
 March 22, 2017
 States: 1
Favorable appeal decision keeps state's EB-5 center open, for now
Favorable appeal decision k...
The Deadwood Mountain Grand...
 March 21, 2017
 States: 1
State reaches settlement in connection to EB-5 scandal
State reaches settlement in...
The state of South Dakota a...
 March 14, 2017
 States: 1
State to get $1.5 million in EB-5 settlements
State to get $1.5 million i...
The state of South Dakota o...
 March 14, 2017
 States: 1
In plea deal, EB-5 visa-investor program takes another hit
In plea deal, EB-5 visa-inv...
The head of a visa-investor...
 February 24, 2017
 States: 1
LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 pl...
The only man ever charged w...
 February 23, 2017
 States: 1
The EB-5 World: Much Ado About a Lot
The EB-5 World: Much Ado Ab...
While our attention has bee...
 February 17, 2017
 States: 1
AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
AG to continue prosecuting ...
The GEAR UP case will conti...
 February 16, 2017
 States: 1
Letter: Lack of trial for EB-5 scandal ‘troubling’
Letter: Lack of trial for E...
The only man ever charged w...
 February 10, 2017
 States: 1
Jackley on throwing more of the book at corruption
Jackley on throwing more of...
Punishment for Joop Bollen ...
 February 08, 2017
 States: 1
Letter - Under the rug
Letter - Under the rug
This week the only man ever...
 February 07, 2017
 States: 1
Statehouse Podcast: IM-22 Repeal Headed To Governor, Amazon Collects Sales Tax
Statehouse Podcast: IM-22 R...
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed...
 February 02, 2017
 States: 1
Joop Bollen pleads guilty to one of five felony charges, receives two years probation
Joop Bollen pleads guilty t...
Joop Bollen took a plea dea...
 February 01, 2017
 States: 1
Ex-head of South Dakota's visa program gets probation, fine
Ex-head of South Dakota's v...
The man who once ran South ...
 February 01, 2017
 States: 1
EB-5 Director Pleads Guilty To Misusing State Funds; Sentenced To Probation
EB-5 Director Pleads Guilty...
The Aberdeen man accused of...
 February 01, 2017
 States: 1
Joop Bollen set to change plea in EB-5 visa case in SD
Joop Bollen set to change p...
The former administrator of...
 January 31, 2017
 States: 1
Politicians Who Steal State Funds Could Face Felony Charges
Politicians Who Steal State...
Attorney General Marty Jack...
 January 20, 2017
 States: 1
Bollen's attorney asks that charges be dismissed
Bollen's attorney asks that...
Joop Bollen's defense attor...
 December 24, 2016
 States: 1
Bollen's lawyers aim to block evidence of extravagant purchases
Bollen's lawyers aim to blo...
Attorneys for the former he...
 December 21, 2016
 States: 1
State suit filed in EB-5 case
State suit filed in EB-5 case
A company that provided fin...
 November 17, 2016
 States: 1
$32.5M lawsuit filed by South Dakota hotel and casino
$32.5M lawsuit filed by Sou...
A company that provided fin...
 November 15, 2016
 States: 1
GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Bighorn sheep struggling for survival
GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Bighorn s...
UGLY: It has been a grim st...
 November 14, 2016
 States: 1
Deadwood Mountain Grand investors sue former EB-5 director Bollen
Deadwood Mountain Grand inv...
Big Kenny, of Big & Ric...
 November 11, 2016
 States: 1
Fixing The Cone Of Silence?
Fixing The Cone Of Silence?
“Is that true?” That’s the ...
 October 27, 2016
 States: 1
Our Voice: SD must walk away from EB-5
Our Voice: SD must walk awa...
Apparently, South Dakota le...
 August 14, 2016
 States: 1
In new appeal letter, state tries to shift blame in EB-5 scandal
In new appeal letter, state...
The winds of blame in South...
 August 10, 2016
 States: 1
South Dakota wants to keep its EB-5 authority
South Dakota wants to keep ...
The Daugaard administration...
 August 09, 2016
 States: 1
Report: Immigration boosts S.D. economy
Report: Immigration boosts ...
Immigrants in South Dakota ...
 August 04, 2016
 States: 1
U.S. House candidate Hawks calls for the expiration of controversial EB-5 program
U.S. House candidate Hawks ...
U.S. House of Representativ...
 August 02, 2016
 States: 1
Democratic congressional candidates say EB-5 should expire
Democratic congressional ca...
A pair of Democratic congre...
 August 02, 2016
 States: 1
U.S. Senate Candidates Call For EB-5 Reforms… Culture Change And More Transparency
U.S. Senate Candidates Call...
Two U.S. Senate candidates ...
 August 02, 2016
 States: 1
Foreign Investors Defrauded Through U.S. EB-5 Visa Program
Foreign Investors Defrauded...
It seems like a win-win. Fo...
 August 01, 2016
 States: 1
S.D. EB-5 program an example of what not to do
S.D. EB-5 program an exampl...
Two months before a federal...
 July 28, 2016
 States: 1
Timeline: South Dakota's EB-5 regional center
Timeline: South Dakota's EB...
A timeline of some major de...
 July 28, 2016
 States: 1
Feds slam South Dakota EB-5 center again while inching closer to terminating it
Feds slam South Dakota EB-5...
The federal government took...
 July 28, 2016
 States: 1
Feds move closer to terminating immigrant-investor center
Feds move closer to termina...
The federal government has ...
 July 28, 2016
 States: 1
USCIS Notice of Certified Termination
USCIS Notice of Certified T...
 July 27, 2016
 States: 1
TSITRIAN: It's time for non-partisan elections
TSITRIAN: It's time for non...
After reading Bob Mercer's ...
 July 06, 2016
 States: 1
MERCER: We don't have to be land of scandals
MERCER: We don't have to be...
Scandal Land. Harsh, perhap...
 July 03, 2016
 States: 1
February trial set in Bollen’s financial misconduct case
February trial set in Bolle...
A February trial has been s...
 June 11, 2016
 States: 1
Bollen pleads not guilty to EB-5 charges
Bollen pleads not guilty to...
The man who once ran South ...
 June 03, 2016
 States: 1
Bollen Pleads Not Guilty
Bollen Pleads Not Guilty
A man accused of misusing m...
 June 03, 2016
 States: 1
Grand Jury Issues Indictment Charging Bollen with Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest
Grand Jury Issues Indictmen...
Attorney General Marty Jack...
 May 10, 2016
 States: 1
OUR VIEW: Latest EB-5 woes show SD delegates didn't act fast enough
OUR VIEW: Latest EB-5 woes ...
The problems with the EB-5 ...
 April 21, 2016
 States: 1
Vermont EB-5 Scam Offers Template for Explaining Northern Beef Packers Fiasco
Vermont EB-5 Scam Offers Te...
Among the unsolved mysterie...
 April 16, 2016
 States: 2
State's criminal EB-5 case rests on little-used charge
State's criminal EB-5 case ...
The high-profile financial ...
 April 14, 2016
 States: 1
Jackley calls for more info on conflicts, deflects criticism, conspiracy theories
Jackley calls for more info...
The state's top prosecutor ...
 April 07, 2016
 States: 1
Dems try to tar Thune, Noem with scandal brush
Dems try to tar Thune, Noem...
Undated (KELO-AM) Their Dem...
 April 05, 2016
 States: 1
Attorney: Bollen is scapegoat for South Dakota visa scandal
Attorney: Bollen is scapego...
The attorney for a man who ...
 April 02, 2016
 States: 1
Lawmaker defends failure to blame Bollen in EB-5 scandal
Lawmaker defends failure to...
The lawmaker who led the le...
 April 02, 2016
 States: 1
EB-5 money wired to shadowy business partner, documents say
EB-5 money wired to shadowy...
The creator and former head...
 April 02, 2016
 States: 1
Joop Bollen makes his first court appearance
Joop Bollen makes his first...
Joop Bollen has five counts...
 April 01, 2016
 States: 1
First criminal charges filed in years long EB-5 investigation
First criminal charges file...
After a three-year investig...
 March 31, 2016
 States: 1
South Dakota charges former official in immigration scandal
South Dakota charges former...
South Dakota on Thursday ch...
 March 31, 2016
 States: 1
Congress extends EB-5 program temporarily
Congress extends EB-5 progr...
Congress approves 5-day ext...
 December 11, 2015
 States: 1
Congress extends EB-5 program temporarily
Congress extends EB-5 progr...
Congress approves 5-day ext...
 December 11, 2015
 States: 1
South Dakota Sued for Botched Visa Program
South Dakota Sued for Botch...
A group of Chinese investor...
 December 03, 2015
 States: 1
Morrie Returns! Former USCIS Official-Turned-SDRC Inc Exec Surfaces in EB-5 Scandal Docs
Morrie Returns! Former USCI...
Joop Bollen’s response to t...
 November 02, 2015
 States: 1
State Suing Former EB-5 Administrator
State Suing Former EB-5 Adm...
The State of South Dakota i...
 October 21, 2015
 States: 1
Feds aim to kick SD out from EB-5 program
Feds aim to kick SD out fro...
The EB-5 scandal is blowing...
 October 19, 2015
 States: 1
Feds Say South Dakota Too Corrupt to Use EB-5
Feds Say South Dakota Too C...
RememberhowHouse Majority L...
 October 18, 2015
 States: 1
Dakota Turkey Growers Pay Off Shady EB-5 Loan They Never Needed
Dakota Turkey Growers Pay O...
"We're debt-free!" shouts D...
 October 31, 2014
 States: 1
SD EB-5 Liaison Starts in Korean Jail, Runs on No Contract, Illegal Lawyering
SD EB-5 Liaison Starts in K...
Everything comes around.......
 October 19, 2014
 States: 1
Bollen, lawyer in control of Northern Beef operations, finances
Bollen, lawyer in control o...
The founder of a Los Angele...
 October 17, 2014
 States: 1
State wins by not losing in EB-5 case
State wins by not losing in...
An arbitrator has denied al...
 October 08, 2014
 States: 1
Small Victory for Rounds and South Dakota: Darley Loses SDIBI/EB-5 Case
Small Victory for Rounds an...
The only good news Mike Rou...
 October 07, 2014
 States: 1
The Lucas Report on EB5 scandal
The Lucas Report on EB5 sca...
Today, Sen. Larry Lucas sub...
 September 24, 2014
 States: 1
S.D. political muscle was tapped to intercede for EB-5
S.D. political muscle was t...
The company that lost its c...
 April 27, 2014
 States: 1
Anatomy Of A Scandal
Anatomy Of A Scandal
Public Records Show Start, ...
 April 09, 2014
 States: 1
EB-5 Notes: Post-2009, Bollen, Benda Lacked Authority to Run EB-5?
EB-5 Notes: Post-2009, Boll...
More EB-5 alphabet soup... ...
 March 05, 2014
 States: 1
Money from other EB-5 projects was transferred to Northern Beef
Money from other EB-5 proje...
More than two dozen foreign...
 November 19, 2013
 States: 1
FBI probe of meat plants evolved from church dispute
FBI probe of meat plants ev...
A Texas lawyer said this we...
 November 15, 2013
 States: 1

Updates 72

S.D. political muscle was tapped to intercede for EB-5
S.D. political muscle was t...
The company that lost its c...
 April 27, 2014
 States: 1
Joop Bollen set to change plea in EB-5 visa case in SD
Joop Bollen set to change p...
The former administrator of...
 January 31, 2017
 States: 1
AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
AG to continue prosecuting ...
The GEAR UP case will conti...
 February 16, 2017
 States: 1
Favorable appeal decision keeps state's EB-5 center open, for now
Favorable appeal decision k...
The Deadwood Mountain Grand...
 March 21, 2017
 States: 1

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