Tag: Jim Martin

Jury selection in Greitens case continues to drag with 43 jurors moving on to next phase of questioning

The team of lawyers prosecuting Governor Eric Greitens have stopped looking for the photo at the center of his felony invasion of privacy trial, according to Greitens’ team. Defense lawyers representing Greitens said in court Monday they were told by the circuit attorney’s office Friday that they had sifted through about 16,000 photos during a forensic examination of his phone and information from the cloud, but that they did not have the photo. Defense lawyer […]

Judge will not strike testimony of Greitens’ former lover

By Ben Striker & Brian Robbins The judge presiding over the criminal invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens said Monday he would not strike testimony from the woman accusing him of taking a picture of her bound and partially nude without her consent. The defense sought to suppress the testimony given by K.S., the woman at the center of the case, since she was interviewed by William Don Tisaby, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s […]

Prosecution’s investigator ordered to appear Thursday for re-deposition in Greitens’ invasion of privacy case

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled on Monday that Attorney Al Watkins would not be allowed to represent William Don Tisaby, and also ordered that the former FBI agent be deposed by Thursday. Initially, Watkins was going to not only be representing P.S., the ex-husband of the woman at the center of the case, but also Tisaby — which  Greitens’ defense attorney Jim Martin called an act of collusion. The ruling […]

Greitens’ defense team accuses prosecutor’s office of collusion in invasion of privacy case

The defense team representing Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is still searching for answers on a few issues in relation to their client’s felony invasion of privacy case. In a pretrial hearing held at the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Monday, Greitens’ attorney Jim Martin asked Circuit Judge Rex Burlison to allow the defense to re-depose William Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office to help with the investigation by Tuesday […]

Judge denies motion to dismiss in Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy case

By Ben Striker and Brian Robbins St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy case against Gov. Eric Greitens. Although he struck down the defense’s request for dismissal, Burlison did grant the defense permission to re-depose William Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office to help with the investigation, as well as K.S., the woman at the center of the […]

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 […]

Greitens defense attorneys accuse Circuit Attorney of withholding evidence, ‘gross misconduct’

In the first hearing since the Missouri House released a scathing report against Governor Eric Greitens, his defense team on Thursday accused St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with the Missouri governor’s former mistress last month. Greitens’ lawyers said they were told the interview, conducted by Don Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by […]

The Players involved in the Greitens investigation

As the criminal investigation into the Governor’s sex scandal has expanded into an investigation into dark money, coordination with a 501(c)(4) and the use of his charity’s fundraising list for political purposes, we decided to take a look at the players involved on both sides leading up to the grand jury beginning to take testimony later this month.  For the Governor  Mark Bobak – When you wonder how a guy goes from Obama rallies to […]