South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced on Thursday that  felony criminal charges have been filed in relation to the state’s EB-5 visa program and company SDRC Inc. Thursday.

According to a release from the State Attorney General’s Office, Joop Bollen, the former head of South Dakota’s EB-5 visa program, is facing charges for his part in a scandal that had the Federal government taking measures to terminate the program in the state.

Joop Bollen oversaw the EB-5 program as a public employee and also as part of SDRC Inc., a private company in which he founded.

Bollen voluntarily turned himself in after a warrant for his arrest was issued and has cooperated with officials throughout his arrest .

An initial appearance before a judge will be held for Bollen at the Brown County Courthouse Friday at 9:30 a.m., which will be handled by Attorney General Jackley himself.