Category: Crime

Defense gets their wish on cross-examination, sort of

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Under the rules adopted by the House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens, his defense will not get the opportunity to cross-examine witnesses in a public setting. That doesn’t mean cross-examination won’t be in the official records. The Special Investigative Committee on Oversight is currently workings its way through reading more than 700 pages of testimony by KS, or Witness 1 in the House report — the unnamed woman who had an […]

As special session gets underway, pro-Greitens ad set to air around state

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — At least $185,000 in television ads will begin appearing this week in support of Gov. Eric Greitens, who is facing a felony computer tampering charge and multiple investigations. In a year where he doesn’t appear on the ballot, though the entire state House is up for re-election along with half of the state Senate and a U.S. Senate seat, the ads are set to appear as the special session is getting […]

RELEASE: St. Louis County Police partner up for Click It or Ticket campaign

The St. Louis County Police Department is partnering up with the Missouri Highway Patrol and Illinois State Patrol in the “Click It or Ticket Campaign” during May 21-June 3, 2018. Wearing you seatbelt can save your life. Please see the following statistics produced by MODOT:  In 2017, 932 people were killed in traffic crashes on Missouri’s roadways, 64% of the vehicle occupants were not restrained.  Missouri has experienced 240 traffic crash fatalities so […]

Judge waives appearances in Greitens’ computer tampering case until July 2

In the first pretrial hearing regarding the felony computer tampering case against Gov. Eric Greitens, a St. Louis Associate Circuit judge waived his appearance until a grand jury decides whether or not to indict the embattled governor. Judge Madeline Connolly, who was appointed by Greitens in February, said she’ll wait for that decision and set the next hearing for July 2. Greitens is charged with illegally using a donor list from the Mission Continues — […]

UPDATED: Jackson County prosecutor agrees to serve as special prosecutor in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case, Gardner blocked from case

PHOTO: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks to reporters outside the Civil Courts Building after charges of invasion of privacy against the Governor were dropped in St. Louis on May 14, 2018. Prosecutors said that Greitens had taken an explicit photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair, without her consent. Greitens proclaimed his innocence of taking a photo but did admit to having the affair. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Jackson County prosecutor Jean […]

Hawley says Governor’s office has no authority to hire impeachment attorneys, Greitens spokesman disagrees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Attorney General Josh Hawley has some thoughts on the hiring of taxpayer-funded attorneys to defend Governor Eric Greitens’ Office in impeachment proceedings. In a letter to State Auditor Nicole Galloway, Hawley said that the Governor’s Office “lacks authority to retain private counsel to participate in connection with any adversarial proceeding without the Attorney General’s consent.” In simpler terms, the office is not authorized to hire private legal counsel without permission from […]

Cole County prosecutor will not file criminal charges against Greitens

The Cole County prosecutor announced Friday he would not file criminal charges against Governor Eric Greitens after being contacted by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office. In a press release, Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark A. Richardson said he would not be seeking charges against the embattled Republican governor relating to alleged campaign finance violations. Richardson “This office has been provided by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office about that agency’s investigation into the Governor’s gubernatorial campaign,” […]

Governor’s defense proposes timeline, recommends committee follow ‘hallmarks of due process’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With the special session to explore potential disciplinary action against Gov. Eric Greitens days away from starting, the embattled governor wants proceedings to mirror a criminal trial. A letter sent by Edward D. Greim, partner at Graves Garrett, the law firm hired to represent the governor in potential impeachment proceeding; to Rep. Jay Barnes, the chairman of the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight; and the House of Representative puts forth […]

Shell companies’ may have been used to conceal Greitens’ donors

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Emails turned over to the House investigative committee by Michael Hafner after a second subpoena reveal that “shell companies” appear to have been established to conceal the identities of donors to Gov. Eric Greitens gubernatorial campaign. In relation to the recent batch of documents, the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight will be subpoenaing information related to the creation of to LLCs and will seek testimony from William Scharf, Greitens’ current […]

Greitens’ lawyer files police report accusing investigator of perjury

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens talks to reporters outside the Civil Courts Building after charges of invasion of privacy against the Governor were dropped in St. Louis on May 14, 2018. Prosecutors said that Greitens had taken an explicit photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair, without her consent. Greitens proclaimed his innocence of taking a photo but did admit to having the affair. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ […]