Political Operative Charged In Clayton Garage Bombing
It was an explosion that rocked downtown Clayton, injured a respected attorney and left investigators puzzled. Now, there’s an indictment in connection with the October 16th, 2008 bombing of a parking garage at 190 Carondolet Blvd., with federal prosecutors describing it as an act of revenge.
Milton “Skip” Ohlsen, a former Democratic campaign strategist, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on one felony count each of transportation of explosive with intent to injure; malicious use of an explosive devise; use of destructive device to commit a crime of violence, felon in possession of an explosive; and possession of an unregistered destructive device.
The bomb burned Armstrong Teasdale attorney John Gillis when it exploded in a thunderous fireball near his car, an Acura TL. But United States Attorney Richard Callahan told KMOX News today that the real target was Richard Eisen — like Gillis, Eisen is a lawyer, who also drove an Acura TL and usually parked just one floor apart in the same garage.