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.
More about the Clayton bombing case on Patch:
- Clayton Garage Bombing: Ohlsen III Pleads Guilty to Four Counts
- Clayton Bombing Case: Suspect Claims Ex-Attorney Aided Police
- Judge Orders Defendant in Clayton Bombing Detained
- Ohlsen Indicted in 2008 Clayton Garage Bombing
- Officials: Man Guilty of Hiding Details Amid Bombing Investigation