Tag: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

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 […]

AGO: Unredacted Stipulation constitutes an open record under the Sunshine Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The full, unredacted version of the agreement St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner struck with then-Gov. Eric Greitens is an open record under the Sunshine Law, Missouri Attorney General’s Office said on Tuesday. The statement came as a response to Gardner’s request for a legal opinion after several media requests for the unredacted version. Gardner wrote a letter to Attorney General Josh Hawley on Monday asking if the records should be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

A recap on where things are and what’s ahead after a tumultuous week for embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

As the deadline to charge Governor Eric Greitens with another felony looms, all eyes will be on the Carnahan Courthouse in downtown St. Louis Friday. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison on Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the felony invasion of privacy case against Greitens, likely giving the embattled governor a chance to defend himself in trial, which is set to begin on May 14. Greitens is accused of allegedly taking a picture of a […]

Legislator rebukes Greitens defense team’s call for Hawley’s recusal

Following Gov. Eric Greitens’ request for a restraining order against fellow Republican and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, some Missouri legislators are choosing sides. Court filings show that the embattled governor issued the request on Monday, a day before Hawley stole the headlines with his press conference announcing that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Greitens regarding the charity he started, The Mission Continues. Greitens’ defense attorney’s also asked Hawley to recuse himself Monday from […]

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 blasts Gardner on Twitter claiming she ‘directly contradicted allegations in the House report’

Embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens took to Twitter on Thursday accusing St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner from withholding evidence and allowing her lead investigator to lie about it under oath. The governor’s statement comes after a tense hearing on Thursday morning in which his defense team accused Gardner and her team of withholding evidence and “gross misconduct and incompetence.” The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office said they conducted a two hour videotaped interview with […]