Category: Crime

General Assembly leadership calls for resignation, Senate wishes to begin impeachment

Greitens says he will not resign, court will prove his innocence JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The leadership of both chambers of the Missouri General Assembly has called for the embattled-governor to take responsibility for his actions and to step down from his position. The Senate President Pro Tem took it one step further calling for impeachment proceedings to begin. Following the news that the state’s Attorney General has evidence to support another felony charge against […]

Clayton attorney disbarred by Missouri Supreme Court for mishandling client’s nonprofit funds

A St. Louis County attorney accused of mishandling a payment due to a nonprofit foundation has been disbarred by the Missouri Supreme Court. Corinne Darvish, who has been practicing at her own law firm since 2002 with offices located at 8151 Clayton Road in Clayton, previously was disciplined for violating the rule governing safekeeping of client property in 2016 and suspended for failing to pay taxes in 2009. She did not return a phone message by press […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed calls for indictment following attorney general’s press conference

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced she is calling on the St. Louis circuit attorney to file charges against the governor following the statements made by the Missouri attorney general on Tuesday. The attorney general announced that his office had discovered possible wrongdoing by the governor relating to a charity he founded and a list of the charity’s donors. The attorney general alleges the governor took the donor list and used […]

What the Greitens scandal could mean for Trump and the Republican Party

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Prior to the November 2016 elections, the similarities between two Republican candidates – now-President Donald Trump and Gov. Eric Greitens – could be easily drawn, using similar tactics and promises of cleaning up politics. Both men claimed a Republican victory, with Greitens following Trump’s surge to claim the executive office. For both men, it was their first-ever elected office. The political journey of the two men seems to mirror each other, […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen give Civilian Oversight Board subpoena power on last day of 2017-2018 session

In their final meeting of the 2017-2018 session, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen gave a highly anticipated bill that grants subpoena power to the St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board final approval. The board passed Board Bill 233 by a vote of 23-2, with Alderman Joesph Vacarro, 23rd Ward, and Aderman Tom Oldenburg, 16th Ward, voting no. The measure, introduced by Alderwoman Pam Boyd, 27th Ward, will empower the COB to issue subpoenas to compel […]

Hawley says Greitens may have committed a felony in using donor list, hands over evidence to St. Louis Circuit Attorney

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he has uncovered a potential felony violation by Gov. Eric Greitens. In a press conference held at his office, Hawley said the violation is related to Greitens’ nonprofit, The Mission Continues, and that he has turned evidence over to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. “In the course of this investigation, we have uncovered evidence of wrongdoing that goes beyond Missouri’s charity laws,” Hawley said. “To […]

Greitens’ attorney asks for AG recusal in veterans charity investigation, Hawley calls request ‘frivolous’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Eric Greitens’ defense attorney is urging Missouri’s Attorney General to recuse his office from the investigation into The Mission Continues, according to The Associated Press. Attorney General Josh Hawley called the request “frivolous.” The Associated Press is reporting that according to a letter written Monday that they obtained, attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. claims that Josh Hawley’s investigation is “clearly compromised” because he has “predetermined the guilt of his own […]

Judge to rule Thursday on whether or not to dismiss Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case

The judge presiding over the Gov. Eric Greitens felony invasion of privacy case said Monday he would rule on the defense team’s motion to dismiss the case Thursday following new complaints that the Circuit Attorney’s office was withholding key information. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison gave both parties a deadline of noon Wednesday to add any new filings relating to the motion to dismiss. Jim Martin, a lawyer on the defense team, said that […]

Judge won’t rule on defense’s motion to dismiss Greitens felony case this weekend

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison has decided not to rule on a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy felony indictment against embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens this weekend. Burlison’s decision came a day after the defense team accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence” and reintroduced a motion to dismiss the case. Defense attorney Jim Martin accused Gardner on Thursday of not providing the defense […]

House committee to extend its investigation, Legislature will seek special session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The work of the Missouri House committee tasked with investigating Gov. Eric Greitens is far from finished, it seems. In a press conference held Wednesday evening, just an hour after releasing the committee report, House Speaker Todd Richardson said that the committee would expand its investigation before making any recommendations about whether to pursue the impeachment of the embattled Republican governor. “To that end, the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight voted […]