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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sentencing Postponed for Milton "Skip" Ohlsen

Posted By on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Milton "Skip" Ohlsen has been a mixed martial arts promoter, a campaign consultant and a restauranteur wannabe.
  • Milton "Skip" Ohlsen has been a mixed martial arts promoter, a campaign consultant and a restauranteur wannabe.
Milton "Skip" Ohlsen, the former political operative whose smear tactics entangled ex-state senator Jeff Smith and ex-state representative Steve Brown, was supposed to be sentenced today in federal court on weapons and bank fraud charges

But Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Reap is out of town and requested a postponement.

Ohlsen is now scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, October 2.

Court documents show his attorney, Paul D'Agrosa, and Reap, the prosecutor, are haggling over the amount of time behind bars that Ohlsen's looking at (which is standard). He faces upwards of 2 years in jail. 

Ohlsen pleaded guilty to the weapons and bank fraud charges this past spring. He has been in jail since his arrest last December.

Prosecutors used information found during a search of Ohlsen's car and downtown loft to bring charges against Smith and Brown this summer. Ohlsen had done illicit work for Smith's Congressional campaign back in 2004.

Federal agents also seized poster boards with names of people on Ohlsen's shit list, including two RFT reporters (Chad Garrison and yours truly).   

Ohlsen is reportedly a person of interest in the Clayton bombing that injured attorney John Gillis last year. D'Agrosa, Ohlsen's attorney, says the government won't charge his client in that case.

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