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Haber Files Discovery Request; Address Suggests Remarkable Real Estate Upgrade

Chad Haber wasn’t qualified to run for Attorney General last year, but he appears to be representing himself in his fight against the Hughes County State’s Attorney’s prosecution of his 2014 petition perjury. On November 18, Hughes County received Haber’s discovery request:

Chad Haber, discovery request, 2015.11.16, filed 2015.11.18.
Chad Haber, discovery request, 2015.11.16, filed 2015.11.18.

Haber seeks “copes of all reports and documents… in possession of the State” related to this case, “any videos or recordings containing the defendant, a list of all potential witnesses, a copy of the Defendant’s criminal record, and any affidavits concerning” this case under “Rule 16,” federal discovery rules covered by South Dakota Codified Law Chapter 23A-13.

On that request for a list of all potential witnesses and affidavits, Haber might want to consult SDCL 23A-13-6:

In any criminal prosecution, no statement in the possession of the prosecuting attorney, which was made by a prosecution witness or prospective prosecution witness (other than the defendant), shall be the subject of subpoena, discovery, or inspection until such witness has testified on direct examination in the preliminary hearing or in the trial of the case [SDCL 23A-13-6].

Haber might be entitled to a list of prospective witnesses (and heaven knows what he’ll do with that list), but SDCL 23A-13-6 seems to prohibit him from looking at the affidavits or other written statements until they have actually taken the stand in front of the judge.

One item we can discover from Haber’s discovery request is his apparent new Sioux Falls address, 4704 South Sundance Circle. The move appears to be recent: the address the state had on file when it indicted Haber in mid-August was 4105 West Newcomb Drive. According to Zillow, the move also appears to be a nice upgrade in living conditions. The Newcomb property is four bedrooms, three baths, 2,116 square feet, valued around $184K. The Sundance property is five bedrooms, four bathrooms, 4,750 square feet, sold in 2013 for $635K.

Three and a half times more house—not bad for a guy with no documented source of income and a gal who had to close her clinic this summer. It would be interesting to discover what bank was willing to grant this apparently income-less family a mortgage or, barring that, how many baggies of cash Chad had to dig up to buy the house for cash.

But who knows? They got their church to donate an RV to them three years ago; maybe they got their church to reach even deeper into their hearts this time and give them a house.


  1. memommamo 2015-11-24 18:04

    If you look closer, you’ll see it is listed as a rental. Doesn’t list the rental price, but it is a rental nonetheless.

  2. Rorschach 2015-11-24 20:58

    There shouldn’t be a lot of discovery to this criminal case that hasn’t already come out in the Bosworth case. Haber won’t have to wait for the police reports. The prosecutor will give them to him. Should be open and shut. Proof Haber was out of country. Petitions he signed as circulator while he was out of country.

    I suspect Haber may get prison time. He may want to get those ripped off raffle people paid before sentencing. Maybe the lady from Utah too.

  3. Clarity 2015-11-25 06:23

    Last I knew a retired Dr. owned that property.

  4. caheidelberger Post author | 2015-11-25 06:54

    Rental? How much per month? Zillow estimates $3,700; was this property listed in the papers? That’s an awfully nice house to rent out. Does the retired doctor still own it and have any prior connection to Haber and/or Dr. Bosworth?

  5. Nick Nemec 2015-11-25 07:09

    Too bad ownership records aren’t searchable online. Just another aspect of non-open government in SD.

  6. caheidelberger Post author | 2015-11-25 10:24

    Nick, I can’t get the ownership record, but Minnehaha County does provide its property tax records online, and 4702 South Sundance Circle is just barely on the Minnehaha County side of the line. According to the county:

    Property Information:
    Street Address:4704 S SUNDANCE CIR
    Legal Description:93610 RIVER RIDGE ADDN TO CITY OF S IOUX FALLS LOT 9 BLK 2
    Parcel Number:44130
    School District Code:495
    Date Structure was Built:1987
    Billing Number:51789
    Total Property Size:25000.00

    Valuations: Assessment Year 2014
    Agricultural Land Value:$0.00
    Non-Agricultural Land Value:$50,854.00
    Agricultural Building Value:$0.00
    Non-Agricultural Building Value:$427,651.00
    2013 Taxes Payable in 2014:$7,667.19

    Payments: Taxes Payable 2015
    2014 Taxes Payable in 2015:$7,713.24
    Tax Bill First Half due April 30:$3,856.62 (Paid on 04/30/2015)
    Tax Bill Second Half due October 31:$3,856.62 (Paid on 11/04/2015)

    That’s a lot of house, and a lot of property tax.

  7. Rorschach 2015-11-25 10:31

    From a travel trailer to a mansion! That’s the American dream! Hallelujah, glory to God!

    I suspect they are just house sitting for the winter for a snowbird. Probably costs them nothing but utilities.

  8. memommamo 2015-11-25 12:40

    Price/Tax history on Zillow lists it as $2,500/month. Shows it was listed for rent on 10/16/15, and the listing was removed on 11/12/15.

  9. caheidelberger Post author | 2015-11-26 10:18

    Hey, Feeling Blue! Cool map. I clicked on 4704 and got photo, zoning, and parcel info, but no ownership name. Am I missing any other clickable data on that map?

  10. caheidelberger Post author | 2015-11-26 10:19

    $2,500 a month? Seems like a steal for a house that big. It certainly wouldn’t cover the mortgage, if the house is still being paid off.

  11. Feeling Blue in a Red State 2015-11-27 11:35


    On the popup box, arrow over to 3 of 3 and scroll down.

  12. caheidelberger Post author | 2015-11-28 08:50

    Oh! It scrolls down! Duh. Thanks! Here’s what that window says:


    City Parcel ID

    County / County Parcel ID
    MINNEHAHA / 44130


    Acres / Square Feet
    0.57 / 25,000.00

    Land Use Activity
    11 Single Family

    Owner Name(s) and Address
    SIOUX FALLS, SD 57105

    Wissam Asfahani, neurologist at Avera. Why would Chad be shacking up with Dr. Asfahani?

  13. mike from iowa 2015-11-28 09:28

    Sounds like durn furriners for sure,for sure. Off color as well.

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