Many South Dakotans know that Big Kenny from Big and Rich loves South Dakota. Unfortunately his seemingly well-intentioned investment in a Deadwood resort is now causing problems as another investment group also tied to the resort included investors from the EB-5 investment for visa program.

The investment in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino from Tentexkota LLC is being sued by Joop Bollen, who has legal troubles of his own, facing alleged charges of misuse of EB-5 funds.  Bollen says that Tentexkota, which includes Big Kenny, failed to pay back a loan of nearly 32.5 million dollars.

The casino opened in 2012 and was celebrated as a EB-5 success.

Big Kenny and the rest of the investors of Tentexkota have filed a counter suit against Bollen, claiming they were forced to sign illegal documents.

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