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As described in the Night Mother Rituals! edition of The Black Horse Courier, he was imprisoned for conducting the Black Sacrament and arranging the assassination of Rufio through the Dark Brotherhood. His house in the Talos Plaza District of the Imperial City has been seized by the Imperial Guard because of Claudius' incarceration and is currently being used as an Imperial Legion outpost; a respawning Imperial Watchman is permanently stationed there.
Based on vague comments in Claudius' journal and by Rufio, it seems Rufio killed an unknown female possibly connected with Claudius during an encounter in which she struggled, despite Rufio urging her to stay still; this suggests, at the very least, that Rufio was not just an innocent old man and that Claudius was unable to kill him personally. Talking to Claudius in his prison cell supports this: "So I wanted somebody murdered! So I prayed to the Night Mother! What, is that a crime now? They even took my house, those bastards! Agghhh!"