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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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  • What to make of EB-5 proceedings
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  • Lawsuit over scandal-plagued EB-5 program to move forward
  • Foreign investors seek to keep state as lawsuit defendant
  • State escapes $19M lawsuit in EB-5 scandal, pending appeal
  • Democratic candidate for U.S. House disputes no-jail sentence in EB-5 case
  • 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

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 September 13, 2017
Court denies appeal request in EB-5 case
Court denies appeal request in EB-5 case
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 September 12, 2017
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What to make of EB-5 proceedings
State Attorney General Marty Jack...
 September 11, 2017
Federal Judge Declines to Dismiss Visa Program Lawsuit
Federal Judge Declines to Dismiss Vis...
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 September 08, 2017
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 September 08, 2017
Foreign investors seek to keep state as lawsuit defendant
Foreign investors seek to keep state ...
Thirty-five foreign investors who...
 September 04, 2017
State escapes $19M lawsuit in EB-5 scandal, pending appeal
State escapes $19M lawsuit in EB-5 sc...
Investigations into the state's E...
 August 31, 2017
Democratic candidate for U.S. House disputes no-jail sentence in EB-5 case
Democratic candidate for U.S. House d...
A retired state judge running for...
 August 25, 2017
Decision favors South Dakota's EB-5 center
Decision favors South Dakota's EB-5 c...
South Dakota government officials...
 March 22, 2017
Favorable appeal decision keeps state's EB-5 center open, for now
Favorable appeal decision keeps state...
The Deadwood Mountain Grand opene...
 March 21, 2017
State reaches settlement in connection to EB-5 scandal
State reaches settlement in connectio...
The state of South Dakota announc...
 March 14, 2017
State to get $1.5 million in EB-5 settlements
State to get $1.5 million in EB-5 set...
The state of South Dakota on Tues...
 March 14, 2017
In plea deal, EB-5 visa-investor program takes another hit
In plea deal, EB-5 visa-investor prog...
The head of a visa-investor opera...
 February 24, 2017
LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
LETTER: Troubled by EB-5 plea deal
The only man ever charged with a ...
 February 23, 2017
The EB-5 World: Much Ado About a Lot
The EB-5 World: Much Ado About a Lot
While our attention has been draw...
 February 17, 2017
AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
AG to continue prosecuting GEAR UP case
The GEAR UP case will continue to...
 February 16, 2017
Letter: Lack of trial for EB-5 scandal ‘troubling’
Letter: Lack of trial for EB-5 scanda...
The only man ever charged with a ...
 February 10, 2017
Jackley on throwing more of the book at corruption
Jackley on throwing more of the book ...
Punishment for Joop Bollen in the...
 February 08, 2017
Letter - Under the rug
Letter - Under the rug
This week the only man ever charg...
 February 07, 2017
Statehouse Podcast: IM-22 Repeal Headed To Governor, Amazon Collects Sales Tax
Statehouse Podcast: IM-22 Repeal Head...
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the f...
 February 02, 2017
Joop Bollen pleads guilty to one of five felony charges, receives two years probation
Joop Bollen pleads guilty to one of f...
Joop Bollen took a plea deal that...
 February 01, 2017
Ex-head of South Dakota's visa program gets probation, fine
Ex-head of South Dakota's visa progra...
The man who once ran South Dakota...
 February 01, 2017
EB-5 Director Pleads Guilty To Misusing State Funds; Sentenced To Probation
EB-5 Director Pleads Guilty To Misusi...
The Aberdeen man accused of misus...
 February 01, 2017
Joop Bollen set to change plea in EB-5 visa case in SD
Joop Bollen set to change plea in EB-...
The former administrator of South...
 January 31, 2017
Politicians Who Steal State Funds Could Face Felony Charges
Politicians Who Steal State Funds Cou...
Attorney General Marty Jackley sa...
 January 20, 2017
Bollen's attorney asks that charges be dismissed
Bollen's attorney asks that charges b...
Joop Bollen's defense attorney is...
 December 24, 2016
Bollen's lawyers aim to block evidence of extravagant purchases
Bollen's lawyers aim to block evidenc...
Attorneys for the former head of ...
 December 21, 2016
State suit filed in EB-5 case
State suit filed in EB-5 case
A company that provided financing...
 November 17, 2016
$32.5M lawsuit filed by South Dakota hotel and casino
$32.5M lawsuit filed by South Dakota ...
A company that provided financing...
 November 15, 2016
GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Bighorn sheep struggling for survival
GOOD, BAD & UGLY: Bighorn sheep strug...
UGLY: It has been a grim stretch ...
 November 14, 2016
Deadwood Mountain Grand investors sue former EB-5 director Bollen
Deadwood Mountain Grand investors sue...
Big Kenny, of Big & Rich, per...
 November 11, 2016
Fixing The Cone Of Silence?
Fixing The Cone Of Silence?
“Is that true?” That’s the questi...
 October 27, 2016
Our Voice: SD must walk away from EB-5
Our Voice: SD must walk away from EB-5
Apparently, South Dakota leaders ...
 August 14, 2016
In new appeal letter, state tries to shift blame in EB-5 scandal
In new appeal letter, state tries to ...
The winds of blame in South Dakot...
 August 10, 2016
South Dakota wants to keep its EB-5 authority
South Dakota wants to keep its EB-5 a...
The Daugaard administration is tr...
 August 09, 2016
Report: Immigration boosts S.D. economy
Report: Immigration boosts S.D. economy
Immigrants in South Dakota bolste...
 August 04, 2016
U.S. House candidate Hawks calls for the expiration of controversial EB-5 program
U.S. House candidate Hawks calls for ...
U.S. House of Representatives can...
 August 02, 2016
Democratic congressional candidates say EB-5 should expire
Democratic congressional candidates s...
A pair of Democratic congressiona...
 August 02, 2016
U.S. Senate Candidates Call For EB-5 Reforms… Culture Change And More Transparency
U.S. Senate Candidates Call For EB-5 ...
Two U.S. Senate candidates in Sou...
 August 02, 2016
Foreign Investors Defrauded Through U.S. EB-5 Visa Program
Foreign Investors Defrauded Through U...
It seems like a win-win. Foreign ...
 August 01, 2016
S.D. EB-5 program an example of what not to do
S.D. EB-5 program an example of what ...
Two months before a federal inves...
 July 28, 2016
Timeline: South Dakota's EB-5 regional center
Timeline: South Dakota's EB-5 regiona...
A timeline of some major developm...
 July 28, 2016
Feds slam South Dakota EB-5 center again while inching closer to terminating it
Feds slam South Dakota EB-5 center ag...
The federal government took anoth...
 July 28, 2016
Feds move closer to terminating immigrant-investor center
Feds move closer to terminating immig...
The federal government has taken ...
 July 28, 2016
TSITRIAN: It's time for non-partisan elections
TSITRIAN: It's time for non-partisan ...
After reading Bob Mercer's "South...
 July 06, 2016
MERCER: We don't have to be land of scandals
MERCER: We don't have to be land of s...
Scandal Land. Harsh, perhaps, but...
 July 03, 2016
February trial set in Bollen’s financial misconduct case
February trial set in Bollen’s financ...
A February trial has been schedul...
 June 11, 2016
Bollen pleads not guilty to EB-5 charges
Bollen pleads not guilty to EB-5 charges
The man who once ran South Dakota...
 June 03, 2016
Bollen Pleads Not Guilty
Bollen Pleads Not Guilty
A man accused of misusing money r...
 June 03, 2016
Grand Jury Issues Indictment Charging Bollen with Unauthorized Disposal of Personal Property Subject to Security Interest
Grand Jury Issues Indictment Charging...
Attorney General Marty Jackley co...
 May 10, 2016
OUR VIEW: Latest EB-5 woes show SD delegates didn't act fast enough
OUR VIEW: Latest EB-5 woes show SD de...
The problems with the EB-5 progra...
 April 21, 2016
Vermont EB-5 Scam Offers Template for Explaining Northern Beef Packers Fiasco
Vermont EB-5 Scam Offers Template for...
Among the unsolved mysteries of S...
 April 16, 2016
State's criminal EB-5 case rests on little-used charge
State's criminal EB-5 case rests on l...
The high-profile financial miscon...
 April 14, 2016
Jackley calls for more info on conflicts, deflects criticism, conspiracy theories
Jackley calls for more info on confli...
The state's top prosecutor called...
 April 07, 2016
Dems try to tar Thune, Noem with scandal brush
Dems try to tar Thune, Noem with scan...
Undated (KELO-AM) Their Democrat ...
 April 05, 2016
Attorney: Bollen is scapegoat for South Dakota visa scandal
Attorney: Bollen is scapegoat for Sou...
The attorney for a man who once r...
 April 02, 2016
Lawmaker defends failure to blame Bollen in EB-5 scandal
Lawmaker defends failure to blame Bol...
The lawmaker who led the legislat...
 April 02, 2016
EB-5 money wired to shadowy business partner, documents say
EB-5 money wired to shadowy business ...
The creator and former head of th...
 April 02, 2016
Joop Bollen makes his first court appearance
Joop Bollen makes his first court app...
Joop Bollen has five counts again...
 April 01, 2016
First criminal charges filed in years long EB-5 investigation
First criminal charges filed in years...
After a three-year investigation,...
 March 31, 2016
South Dakota charges former official in immigration scandal
South Dakota charges former official ...
South Dakota on Thursday charged ...
 March 31, 2016
Congress extends EB-5 program temporarily
Congress extends EB-5 program tempora...
Congress approves 5-day extension...
 December 11, 2015
Congress extends EB-5 program temporarily
Congress extends EB-5 program tempora...
Congress approves 5-day extension...
 December 11, 2015
South Dakota Sued for Botched Visa Program
South Dakota Sued for Botched Visa Pr...
A group of Chinese investors sued...
 December 03, 2015
Morrie Returns! Former USCIS Official-Turned-SDRC Inc Exec Surfaces in EB-5 Scandal Docs
Morrie Returns! Former USCIS Official...
Joop Bollen’s response to the sta...
 November 02, 2015
State Suing Former EB-5 Administrator
State Suing Former EB-5 Administrator
The State of South Dakota is suin...
 October 21, 2015
Feds aim to kick SD out from EB-5 program
Feds aim to kick SD out from EB-5 pro...
The EB-5 scandal is blowing up ag...
 October 19, 2015
Feds Say South Dakota Too Corrupt to Use EB-5
Feds Say South Dakota Too Corrupt to ...
RememberhowHouse Majority Leader ...
 October 18, 2015
Dakota Turkey Growers Pay Off Shady EB-5 Loan They Never Needed
Dakota Turkey Growers Pay Off Shady E...
"We're debt-free!" shouts Dakota ...
 October 31, 2014
SD EB-5 Liaison Starts in Korean Jail, Runs on No Contract, Illegal Lawyering
SD EB-5 Liaison Starts in Korean Jail...
Everything comes around.... In an...
 October 19, 2014
Bollen, lawyer in control of Northern Beef operations, finances
Bollen, lawyer in control of Northern...
The founder of a Los Angeles firm...
 October 17, 2014
State wins by not losing in EB-5 case
State wins by not losing in EB-5 case
An arbitrator has denied all clai...
 October 08, 2014
Small Victory for Rounds and South Dakota: Darley Loses SDIBI/EB-5 Case
Small Victory for Rounds and South Da...
The only good news Mike Rounds ge...
 October 07, 2014
The Lucas Report on EB5 scandal
The Lucas Report on EB5 scandal
Today, Sen. Larry Lucas submitted...
 September 24, 2014
S.D. political muscle was tapped to intercede for EB-5
S.D. political muscle was tapped to i...
The company that lost its contrac...
 April 27, 2014
Anatomy Of A Scandal
Anatomy Of A Scandal
Public Records Show Start, Rise A...
 April 09, 2014
EB-5 Notes: Post-2009, Bollen, Benda Lacked Authority to Run EB-5?
EB-5 Notes: Post-2009, Bollen, Benda ...
More EB-5 alphabet soup... When S...
 March 05, 2014
Money from other EB-5 projects was transferred to Northern Beef
Money from other EB-5 projects was tr...
More than two dozen foreigners wh...
 November 19, 2013
FBI probe of meat plants evolved from church dispute
FBI probe of meat plants evolved from...
A Texas lawyer said this week he ...
 November 15, 2013

Updates 80

Morrie Returns! Former USCIS Official-Turned-SDRC Inc Exec Surfaces in EB-5 Scandal Docs
Morrie Returns! Former USCIS Official...
Joop Bollen’s response to the sta...
 November 02, 2015
FBI probe of meat plants evolved from church dispute
FBI probe of meat plants evolved from...
A Texas lawyer said this week he ...
 November 15, 2013
U.S. Senate Candidates Call For EB-5 Reforms… Culture Change And More Transparency
U.S. Senate Candidates Call For EB-5 ...
Two U.S. Senate candidates in Sou...
 August 02, 2016
First criminal charges filed in years long EB-5 investigation
First criminal charges filed in years...
After a three-year investigation,...
 March 31, 2016

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