Clayton Bombing Case Shows Ugly Tie Between Politics, Money
Milton Ohlsen III, who pleaded guilty in the 2008 incident, reveals how money is shifted to attack political opponents, writes Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The life of Milton Ohlsen III—who pleaded guilty this month to a bombing at a Clayton parking garage—illustrates how money is shifted in politics to attack political opponents, writes Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Quoting from the Post-Dispatch:
"The most recent election cycle saw numerous examples of Missouri politicians doing precisely what Ohlsen was known for when he was a paid bag man — moving money between various campaign committees to attack opponents. It's a staple in politics, both among Republicans and Democrats. It's dirty. It's unethical. And, when the intent is to deceive, and hide the source of funding, as it almost always is, it's illegal, too."
Read more about Ohlsen and his legacy in the complete Post-Dispatch article.
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