(Rapid City, SD) — Attorney General Marty Jackley says Republican State Senator Jessica Castleberry is cooperating on alleged misuse of over six-hundred-thousand dollars in COVID funds. The money was paid to a preschool business owned by the state lawmaker. Governor Noem sent Castleberry a letter on July 27th requesting a repayment of the amount. Noem and Jackley both said the senator collected the money for her business, Little Nest Preschool, illegally. Castleberry said she consulted with independent counsel before applying for COVID-19 money.