Former Ward 2 candidate supporters call for criminal charges
After a Minnesota Daily investigation revealed a Ward 2 candidate's campaign was based almost entirely on lies, his duped supporters and volunteers are calling him a fraud and want to see criminal charges filed against him.
Charles Carlson admitted to a series of lies after being questioned by the Daily. He had claimed he was born in England, talked in a British accent and said he had shared a dessert with Hillary Clinton.
KSTP interview Carlson about the lies and also spoke to one of his supporters. A donor has submitted a letter to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman asking him to investigate Carlson for possible criminal charges. Carlson dropped out of the race this week, claiming he is dealing with mental health issues.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.
- Who's regulating Clearwater Kennel, one of America's "worst puppy mills"?
Sat., Sep. 19, 12:00am
Sat., Sep. 19, 7:00pm
Sun., Sep. 20, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 26, 2:30pm
- Minnesota's first nonprofit pet clinic draws visitors across the Midwest
- Scott Walker wants to protect us from the Canadian menace