New Updates in the Greitens Case
A St. Louis judge is considering a request to disqualify St. Louis prosecutors from one of the two felony cases against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.
Defense attorney Jack Garvey on Tuesday told Judge Rex Burlison that investigatory misdeeds in the invasion of privacy case against Greitens have "permeated and corroded" the second case, a computer tampering charge filed Friday. Garvey asked the judge to appoint a special prosecutor. Burlison took the request under advisement.
In the computer tampering case, Greitens is accused of obtaining a charity donor list for his gubernatorial campaign without permission. He was indicted in February on invasion of privacy for allegedly taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, before he was elected.
Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says investigator William Tisaby, accused by defense lawyers of lying in the first case, had "very limited interactions" in the computer tampering investigation.
SUBPOENA ISSUED REGARDING $100,000 MYSTERY DONOR
Both a Missouri House committee and defense attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' want more information about $100,000 in anonymous payments to the law firm representing the ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with the governor.
Attorney Al Watkins on Tuesday confirmed he's received a subpoena to testify before the House committee. He expects to do so in early May.
Meanwhile, at a court hearing Tuesday, attorneys for Greitens said they will subpoena Watkins for a deposition this week.
Greitens is accused of two felonies in St. Louis. One accuses him of taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of the woman in 2015, before he was elected. Another accuses him of illegally obtaining a donor list from a veterans charity he founded for use in his gubernatorial campaign.
Watkins disclosed Monday that a courier delivered two $50,000 payments to his office in January, just before the governor admitted to the affair. Watkins says he was contacted by an intermediary and deduced from the conversation that the money was for the ex-husband's legal bills.