Democratic strategist was involved in a bombing

Milton H. "Skip" Ohlsen III

Milton H. "Skip" Ohlsen III

A federal search warrant obtained by the Post-Dispatch connects a former Democratic campaign strategist to a Clayton bombing last year that seriously injured an attorney.

About two months after the October bombing, federal law enforcement officials searched the downtown loft of Milton H. “Skip” Ohlsen III, seeking “evidence related to the planning, execution, and/or cover-up of the bombing in Clayton, Missouri, on October 16, 2008.” Ohlsen in recent weeks has been at the center of a swirling political scandal that is threatening the political careers of at least two Missouri Democratic legislators.

The Clayton bombing injured attorney John L. Gillis of the Armstrong Teasdale firm. But investigators now believe Gillis was not the intended target of the bomb that exploded next to his car in the parking garage at 190 Carondelet Plaza.

Instead, as the Post-Dispatch first reported Monday evening on STLtoday.com, authorities suspect the bomb was intended for Richard J. Eisen, a former Husch Blackwell Sanders attorney. Eisen has led legal battles against Ohlsen and had an office in the Clayton building that was bombed…

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Well, they finally found one of those angry white terrorists, worng party though… and that ruins the whole thing. Dang.

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2 Comments

  1. ben wendell said,

    2009/08/25 at 4:10 pm

    The exception that proves the rule?

    • dhydar said,

      2009/08/25 at 5:25 pm

      Dunno ’bout that… for this to be the “exception” there would have to be lots of examples for the “rule”, which there don’t seem to be.


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