Category: Courts

Stenger signs executive order to “Ban the Box” on St. Louis County employment applications

PHOTO: St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger signs an executive order removing questions about a job candidate’s criminal history from initial applications for employment within county government on Monday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. FERGUSON — Potential employees convicted of a crime seeking government employment will no longer have to check the box in St. Louis County. Under an executive order signed Monday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, County […]

Jackson County prosecutor declines to file new charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

KANSAS CITY — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will not file criminal invasion of privacy charges against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Baker stated that her office did not have sufficient evidence to consider filing new charges in the Greitens case and that corroborating evidence for an invasion of privacy case was still missing. “I’m frustrated, but I also believe this is the right decision based on the facts and the law that we […]

House withdraws subpoena efforts against A New Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives is no longer seeking the enforcement of a subpoena requiring the turning over of documents from A New Missouri. In May, lawmakers asked Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem to enforce the subpoenas, which would have forced A New Missouri to turn over documents that they believed could demonstrate efforts between the nonprofit and former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ campaign to circumvent campaign disclosure laws. […]

St. Charles judge sets date for hearing to decide whether Trakas stays as councilman

A hearing to determine whether 6th District St. Louis County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, has violated a county charter has been set by a St. Charles Circuit Judge. The proceeding is scheduled for June 28 at 9 a.m. in front of Judge Daniel Pelikan. A St. Charles County special prosecutor in April asked the St. Louis County courts to remove Trakas from his position, deeming that he violated the county charter by working for three area […]

Pedroli argues Greitens leaving office doesn’t absolve him of alleged crime

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In less than two weeks, a judge will hear arguments on whether or not to compel answers from the Office of the Governor on “basic” question on the use of a message destroying app. Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem scheduled a hearing on a motion of compel for June 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the open records and record retention lawsuit against then-Gov. Eric Greitens in his official capacity […]

RELEASE: Armstrong Teasdale elects four partners to Executive Committee

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces the election of four partners to the firm’s Executive Committee, which functions as the governing board of the firm. Partners Timothy J. Gearin, Anita M. Kidd and Patrick W. Rasche have each been elected to serve on the firm’s Executive Committee for a three-year term. Partner Jovita M. Foster has been re-elected for a three-year term. Foster is an experienced litigator who […]

St. Louis County attorneys remain persistent in Confide lawsuit against former Gov. Eric Greitens

Though he officially vacated the office of governor Friday, Eric Greitens’ legal troubles are far from over. Two St. Louis County attorneys are pushing forward on what they say is the now former governor’s violation of the state’s open records laws. Mark Pedroli and Ben Sansone are neighbors in the city of Des Peres who first teamed up to fight a development proposal in their neighborhood back in 2016. When Sansone and Pedroli requested a trial […]

Greitens’ resignation part of deal with St. Louis circuit attorney to drop felony computer tampering charge

PHOTO: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announces she will drop the felony computer tampering charges against Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday at Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.  St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced Wednesday she has reached an agreement to drop the pending felony computer tampering charge against Gov. Eric Greitens in exchange for his resignation. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced from his office in Jefferson City that he would step down […]

Hafner stands by previous testimony, talks of Greitens conversion to a Republican

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Testifying publically under oath, Michael Hafner said he stands by everything he said previously. The former staffer for Gov. Eric Greitens has said that he had conversations with the campaign about concealing donors, his advice to form a campaign committee was disregarded. In his second time testifying to the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight, Hafner was asked questions by the now-ten member committee for more than four hours. On Tuesday, […]

BREAKING: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announces resignation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s Republican Governor Eric R. Greitens is stepping down from office amidst multiple investigations concerning sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations, though he maintains his innocence. The second-year governor on Tuesday announced that he would leave office effective Friday, June 1, elevating current Lt. Gov. Mike Parson to the vacant seat. “Today I am announcing that I will resign as Governor of Missouri effective Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m.,” Greitens […]