Tea Party Radio Host Misses Felony Court Date Because He Was in Jail for Extortion and Drugs
A Michigan tea party activist missed a scheduled court appearance in Wisconsin because he spent Thanksgiving weekend in jail on felony charges in the Upper Peninsula.
Doug Sedenquist was arrested last week and charged with extortion, using a computer to commit a crime, aggravated stalking and possession of a drug chemically similar to a controlled substance.
The extortion and computer crime charges each carry possible 20-year prison terms, said Delta County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Philip Strom.
The 51-year-old Sedenquist, a member of the Republican State Central Committee in Michigan and former vice chairman of the Delta County GOP, had been ordered to appear Tuesday in court in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in a separate case.