Ohlsen

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: More than two years after former state Sen. Jeff Smith finished his prison sentence for a campaign-finance violation that went very wrong, the episode continues to define his approach to life and work.

Updated 5:08 p.m.

Aaron Reid, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing information related to the 2008 bombing of a Clayton, Mo. parking garage.

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A former St. Louis Democratic political operative has been indicted in connection with a 2008 Clayton bombing that injured a lawyer.

After nearly a three-year investigation federal attorneys are accusing Milton “Skip” Ohlsen III of trying to kill his ex-wife’s divorce attorney.  

Ohlsen is already serving time on unrelated charges for mortgage fraud and illegal possession of a firearm.