South Dakota U.S. Attorney Announces Retirement

ByLance T. Lee

Apr 18, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – A longtime attorney is retiring from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota.

Dennis Holmes has served as the acting U.S. Attorney for South Dakota since February 2021. Holmes, who served as the first assistant U.S. attorney for four different U.S. attorneys, took over after Ron Parsons resigned.

The U.S. District Court will appoint an acting U.S. attorney on Friday, and Holmes has agreed to stay in office for a transition.

Holmes worked as a prosecutor in South Dakota for 43 years after starting as an intern at the Pennington County State’s Attorney’s Office in 1978 while still attending law school.

“It has been an honor to work with so many dedicated law enforcement officials from state, local, tribal and federal law enforcement who work every day to keep our communities safe,” Holmes said in a statement. .

Holmes started in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sioux Falls in 1995 and prosecuted federal criminal cases such as large-scale drug conspiracies, violent crimes, tax evasion, federal program fraud, and environmental crimes.

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