Clerk of Courts has an interesting background

A few weeks ago B-N-B and Too Late Todd were wondering how Stormland TV got a copy of a warrant for Nesiba’s arrest so quickly. Yes, public information, but the timing seemed suspicious.

I found a copy of ‘On the Gavel’ newsletter from 2010 with a feature story on our clerk of courts. (DOC: 2010fallnewsletter)

I’m not making any accusations here, ANYBODY in the office or law enforcement could have tipped off Jorgi. Heck, he might have just been hanging out down there at the right time. I just found her past employment interesting to the topic. I will admit, having insiders (like I do with city hall) is helpful when trying to investigate and digging up dirt.



#1 Blasphemo on 12.15.16 at 2:44 pm

Atta boy! Nice sleuthing. “You can run, but you cannot hide . . . . . “

#2 The Blogger Formerly Known as "Winston" on 12.15.16 at 3:00 pm

With all due respect, I think we are barking up the wrong tree with our obsession of how the media found out about this arrest warrant. Biases in the media are an academic concern at best, when you are dealing with an arrest warrant, which on its face value, is credible in time and place regardless of the eventual outcome of the case.

The tree we should be barking up is the one, which suggests that the real story here is how this whole event came into being to begin with, potentially, and who really may be to blame for it after all….

During Watergate, it wasn’t Woodward’s source, beyond a general public’s curiosity, that mattered. It was not so much really the break-end, either, rather who was to blame for it and had the most to gain from it was the real concern or issue along with its inevitable cover-up conspiracy that followed….

#3 The Don on 12.15.16 at 7:33 pm

The problem is when you characterize it this way you are intimating, despite your thin assurances to the contrary, that this professional lady had something to do with your conspiracy theory. Legitimate media types understand that and stay within the appropriate bounds.

#4 l3wis on 12.15.16 at 8:10 pm

As I stated in the post, I have no idea who tipped off KELO. I just found her past employment interesting.

Besides, if you don’t think government officials regularly tip off the news, you must be living under a rock. With our horrible open records laws in SD, if it weren’t for these whistleblowers, we as citizens wouldn’t know squat.

#5 The Blogger Formerly Known as "Winston" on 12.15.16 at 9:21 pm

The Don,

But isn’t it the “legitimate media types” to begin with and their possible motive in this case, which are legitimately in question here? Which in turn, indicts the pedestal which you claim they sit from and from above the fray you allege?

#6 The Don on 12.15.16 at 9:48 pm

BFK – Agreed. DL should keep the veiled suppositions directed at the pedestaled media and not, even inferentially, throw shade on a public servant without evidence or cause. Bad form.

#7 The Blogger Formerly Known as "Winston" on 12.16.16 at 12:20 am

The Don,

But in order to “keep the veiled suppositions directed at the pedestaled media…” does not that now require you then to legitimatize what you earlier claimed was a “conspiracy theory?”

#8 Fluff Mc Fluffin on 12.16.16 at 1:33 am

Totally agree with The Don here. After reading this hit piece I could only wonder what she did to deserve this? Then I remembered this isn’t a legitimate media source, just a hit page for anyone related to anything local government. This very carefully tiptoes around libel laws.

#9 duggersd on 12.16.16 at 6:37 am

You are not making ANY accusations, but you are putting the accusation out there. Maybe there is something behind whatever the heck you think might have been done that was wrong and maybe there is not. What I don’t understand is why you don’t care much about the person who was arrested. If Nesiba did what he is charged with, he should be jailed and removed from office. He seems to pretty much admit to the charges, except to say he thought she was playing hard to get. If he is not guilty, he deserves his day in court. But in any event, there is a right to know about an arrest of a public official. You seem a little hypocritical to me.

#10 l3wis on 12.16.16 at 8:32 am

Hit Piece?!

That is hilarious. I took a screenshot of a newsletter that is posted online. The story is about a PUBLIC employee and how she used to work at KELO TV.

Not saying she tipped off KELO, just saying that I found the connection interesting.

Besides, could have easily been anybody, maybe even her husband who is Sioux Falls Police Lt. Keith Gries.

#11 The Don on 12.16.16 at 11:32 am

DL – You obviously inferred it and any objective reader clearly sees that. Your latest reference to her relationship to an officer only reinforces the point. You are much more credible and effective when you simply report what you, or others who inform you, have discovered and let the reader decide. The snarky, hit-and-run commentary, while likely self-gratifying, comes off poorly to most.

#12 l3wis on 12.16.16 at 12:32 pm

Well, when the Hospital Industrial Complexes start throwing me $20,000 a month for advertising, maybe I will become less ‘snark’. Until then, you will have to deal with my low grade journalism and jokes.

#13 Fluff Mc Fluffin on 12.16.16 at 5:35 pm

That’s fine l3wis, then don’t get so defensive and upset when you get called on it. You certainly delegitimize yourself with posts like this.