Fugitive Senate Candidate Files Libel Suit

28 Jun

The Star Tribune is reporting that fugitive Minneapolis dentist and U.S. Senate candidate Jack Shepard (no, not this dude, this dude) sued the Huffington Post for libel because of a headline that labels him an arsonist.

According to the Strib, the suit was filed in federal court in St. Paul on Monday. Shepard, who is currently running for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, fled the country in 1982 while facing felony arson charges, but was apparently never convicted. He also has apparently never returned from Italy, which will make it difficult for him to press his case. For more background on Shepard, who strikes me as a very interesting person, see here.

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