The 2004 congressional race was not Ohlsen's only foray into political work. In 2006 he helped strip-club operator Mike Ocello get elected to the Mehlville School Board. Ohlsen, 37, is said to have been so immersed in Democratic politics in the early 2000s that he was included on the email strings of many of Missouri's highest office holders.Incidentally, Ohlsen may have had two reasons to hate Rick Eisen, the Clayton family law attorney whose Acura he was likely attempting to blow up in the 2008 bombing. Not only had Eisen represented Ohlsen's ex, Michelle, in their divorce, but he also represented another man who attempted to get a restraining order against Ohlsen.
Ohlsen also has had numerous brushes with the law. In 1996 he was sentenced to four years probation for "intent to distribute" cocaine. In 2007 his wife in Town & Country filed an order of protection against him claiming Ohlsen "physically restrained and choked me ... the choking was to where I could not breathe and [my] vision was starting to grey." In March 2008 police in Ladue pulled over Ohlsen in his black Ford Expedition and found him in possession of a stolen .40 caliber Glock.
Since 2007, Ohlsen has been busted on two other occasions for possessing firearms, which convicted felons -- such as he -- are prohibited from having. In May he pleaded guilty to the gun charges. He also pleaded guilty to mortgage fraud.
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