Category: Legal

Greitens charged with two felony counts regarding the use of a donor list from nonprofit charity during his campaign

By Brian Robbins and Ben Striker Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has been charged with two additional felony counts with the use of a donor list from his nonprofit charity during his gubernatorial campaign in 2015. The news was announced by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday afternoon. According to the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Gardner charged Greitens regarding two counts of tampering with computer data: modifying or destroying, disclosing or accessing for an incident […]

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 […]

Nasheed requests ‘additional security’ from Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is calling on the Department of Public Safety to beef up security in the Missouri State Capitol — because of Gov. Eric Greitens. In a letter sent to the head of DPS, Director Drew Juden on Wednesday, Nasheed formally requested additional security “within and around the Missouri Capitol complex” in response to the allegations of domestic violence and “continued rumors of erratic and dangerous behavior” by Greitens. Nasheed […]

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 […]

Fire crews called to Senate for ‘suspicious package’

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The Missouri Senate is back in session after being on lockdown Thursday morning, with members of the Jefferson City Police Department arriving on scene due to what has been described as a “suspicious package.” According to a statement from the Missouri Senate leadership, an unknown substance was delivered in an envelope to a senator’s office on Wednesday, April 18. “The envelope with the substance then came in contact with several staff […]

Greitens files request for restraining order against Hawley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General stole the headlines on Tuesday with his press conference announcement saying that his office possessed evidence of “criminal wrongdoing” by Gov. Eric Greitens. But in what some are calling a seemingly bizarre turn of events, court filings now show that the embattled governor has filed a request for a restraining order against the attorney general. The date of the filing, however, shows that it was filed the day […]

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 […]

White House is taking Greitens situation ‘very seriously’

The situation surrounding the Missouri governor is “very concerning” and the White House is taking it “very seriously,” according to President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. During the daily press briefing on Friday, a reporter asked Sanders if the President had received the letter three Republican state Senators had sent him and what his response is. “I don’t have an official response at this time,” Sanders answered. “but certainly that is something that […]

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 […]