Charges Dropped Against Embattled Governor Eric Greitens

Prosecutors dismiss an invasion of privacy charge against Missouri governor Eric Greitens

Prosecutors dismiss an invasion of privacy charge against Missouri governor Eric Greitens

"There was no evidence to support any of the elements", Greitens' attorney Jim Bennett told reporters after the charge was dropped.

Greitens proclaimed it a "great victory" in a statement on the courthouse steps - though the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office said it's seeking a special prosecutor, the case may be refiled, and he's still facing a political storm that could end his governorship. The charge was dropped after a judge ruled on Monday that the defense could call Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, who filed the felony charge, as a witness. The Circuit Attorney will be make a decision to either pursue a special prosecutor or make an appointment of one of her assistants to proceed. "I think the circuit attorney sat down over lunch, decided that since no photograph was found in discovery, that this case was over", Walker said. He apologized to his family and the people of Missouri, saying that the "humbling" experience had taught him "wisdom".

"Above all, I am sorry for the pain that this process and my actions have caused my family, my friends, and the people of Missouri", Greitens continued.

Jury selection has been moving slowly and methodically in the criminal trial of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

Although the invasion of privacy charges have been dropped for now, Grietens still faces a felony charge for computer tampering for allegedly misusing a veterans donor list for a charity he co-founded.

Greitens, who is married, has admitted to having an affair with his former hairdresser in 2015, the year before he was elected governor.

The terms of the vote stipulate that the Times vacate its fifth floor office space and parking spaces after the conclusion of the Legislature's special session to consider discipline against Greitens.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens addresses the crowd at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery on February 22, 2017 in University City, Missouri. "When the court and the defense team put the state in the impossible position of choosing between her professional obligations and the pursuit of justice, the Circuit Attorney will always choose the pursuit of justice", she said in a statement.

Vaccaro says too many defendants are sitting in the Workhouse, a caseload back up as a result of too much time and too many resources have been devoted to the Greitens case.

Prosecutors say they hope to refile the case. She has said Greitens threatened to disseminate the photo if she spoke of their encounter but later told her he had deleted it.

The committee released a second report May 2 with testimony about how Greitens' gubernatorial campaign had used a donor list from The Mission Continues without the charity's permission.

In response, the committee issued subpoenas to Greitens campaign fund, his Georgia-based campaign adviser Austin Chambers and A New Missouri Inc., the dark money nonprofit formed to promote Greitens' agenda.

"The House's investigation and the Circuit Attorney's case are two separate paths", said Sens. An investigator that Gardner hired, William Tisaby, allegedly made false statements during a deposition about his interview with the woman at the center of this case. A meeting was also scheduled today, but Barnes canceled it because some committee members were not able to get to Jefferson City on time due to a traffic accident on Interstate 70. On Monday, the House committee investigating the governor subpoenaed political groups tied to the governor. "The governor has lost the moral authority and the ability to lead the state going forward, and we reaffirm our call that he resign immediately".

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