A Pennington County grand jury has indicted seven people for conspiring to cheat the Rapid City Landfill out of more than $100,000 in tipping fees over seven years. The indictments were handed down Thursday.
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The exposure of this fraud was the precipitating event that led the Rapid City Council to censure member Sam Kooiker. It is likely that the fraud would be ongoing today had it not been for Kooiker.