And now, another episode of the Svarstad Files….

Cue that 2-note sound from the NBC Show “Law and Order” here. (Bum-bum).

Alright faithful readers – It’s time for another episode of The Svarstad Files, chronicling the long criminal history of Democrat Party State House Candidate Chris Svarstad as runs for the South Dakota State Legislature, dragging a chain of broken laws the entire way behind him.

On February the 29th Yankton Democrat Candidate Chris Svarstad compared himself to Republican State Representative Mike Stevens on crime on a campaign web page that as of tonight, is no longer there: Svarstad_stevens_weakoncrimeSvarstad alleges “weekend passes and cover-ups” on the part of State Representative Mike Stevens…. but skips over the part where Mike Stevens isn’t a prosecutor. He isn’t some sort of jail administrator. He would have had practically nothing to do with any “Weekend passes.”

What was Steven’s role in the matter? Stevens was actually counsel for the defendant. His attorney.  So, as counsel for the defense, advocating for his client… well, it would actually be part of the job duties of a defense counsel, and he’d be in dutch if he didn’t do his job.

What makes the post even more bizarre is that given Svarstad’s past experiences with Attorney Stevens acting as a defense counsel prior to making that questionable statement, you would think he should have already know that.

Why would he know of Stevens’ work as a defense lawyer? Well, here’s where we have to take a look into The Svarstad Files:


In 2014, about 22 years after the case that Svarstad is using to poke at Representative Stevens, Svarstad (or someone paying Svarstad’s bills) hired Representative Stevens to represent him and act as his attorney because he was charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

So, when he made the questionable statement about Rep. Stevens in the 1992 case earlier this month, Svarstad was already well acquainted with the role that Stevens serves within the system of American Jurisprudence in acting as a defense counsel. He’d already used Steven’s services himself.

Except, unlike the 1992 case, apparently there was not enough reasonable doubt for Stevens to get Svarstad off the hook on this drug crime for which he pled guilty about a year and a half ago.

Stay tuned for more to come on The Svarstad Files.

3 thoughts on “And now, another episode of the Svarstad Files….”

  1. I think you have a good reason to believe that there’s a bombshell in Pat Powers’ taxes, I think there’s something there. Either he’s not as rich as he says he is or he hasn’t been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn’t been giving money to the GOP like he’s been telling us he’s doing.

    1. And we have another entry in the Svarstad files. Making up stuff about members of the media who point out his lengthy criminal record.

      But his problem here is he knows so little about government that he doesn’t realize political donations aren’t deductible on your taxes.

  2. Pat, you need to be careful. Looking over his Facebook and Weebly rants about you and your wife makes me believe he is one more exchange away from paying you an unpleasant personal visit.

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