Federal Court Denies Former South Dakota Lawmaker's Bid for Freedom

 

A former state lawmaker convicted of raping his two foster daughters has lost another bid for a new trial.

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Ted Klaudt’s bid for a new trial Tuesday, affirming a district court judge who ruled last year that she did not have the jurisdiction to grant Klaudt a new trial.

This case is of great interest to our law firm as Scott Swier served on the team that prosecuted Mr. Klaudt.

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