Candidate says charges expunged

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Court records reviewed by The Courier View newspaper reveal that Green Mountain Falls trustee candidate Michael Paul Lohman, 59, completed a deferred sentence for a felony conviction in a Colorado Springs court for vehicular homicide in 1973.

In 2004, Lohman was arrested by the Green Mountain Falls marshal’s department and charged with computer crime and racketeering, and completed a deferred sentence for the charges.

Arrested Sept. 20, 2010, by the marshal’s department, he was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, a paraphernalia count and special offender statutes involving drugs and firearms.

He was arrested again on Dec. 2, 2010, by the marshal’s department on a charge of possession of firearms by a previous offender. The 2010 charges were dismissed due to failure to prosecute.

Asked about the charges, Lohman said, “I’ve been charged, yes, but they were expunged. If you are a convicted felon, once you are off paper, you get all of your rights back.”