Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Prosecutor DISMISSES invasion of privacy case against Gov. Greitens

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Preston Stone | 17 May, 2018, 21:18

Louis Circuit Attorney Ronald Sullivan made the surprise announcement in court after the third day of jury selection in Greitens' trial.

Sullivan cited the fact that Greitens' defense attorneys planned to call the St. Louis circuit attorney, Kim Gardner, whose handling of the case has been under constant criticism by Greitens' attorneys.

Gardner spokeswoman Susan Ryan called the decision by Judge Rex Burlison "unprecedented" and said it put the circuit attorney in an "impossible position".

A statement from the court says that "the court and the defense team put the state in the impossible position of choosing between her professional obligations and the pursuit of justice. There was no evidence to support any of the elements", Greitens' attorney Jim Bennett told reporters after claiming in court that the search for the alleged photo had been called off after an investigator found no evidence of such an image on Greitens' cellphone or cloud.

The AP paraphrased his lawyers as saying, "the case was crumbling under a lack of evidence" and that they "doubted any charge would ever be refiled".

"It was a great victory and it was a long time coming". "What we've seen in this case by the Circuit Attorney's Office, I can tell you, makes me fearful as to what's going on with other defendants that may not have the wherewithal to show what's going on", he said.

He apologized to his family, friends and the people of Missouri.

Greitens' attorney Ed Dowd said his team of lawyers will be filing a report Tuesday with St. Louis police about the alleged perjury by Tisaby for "lying about his methods and the evidence he collected". Greitens has said the affair started and ended in 2015, as he was preparing to run for governor.

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Gardner's office said it might appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case. "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".

"The members of the House committee have discovered a disturbing pattern of allegations, most of which are completely separate from the case dismissed today", Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe said in the statement. "There's not going to be a special prosecutor because any prosecutor would look at these facts and never go forward", he said.

Greitens, a married Republican, is accused of taking an unauthorized photo of a woman he was having an extramarital affair with while she was partially nude during a sexual encounter in 2015, one year before he was elected. When she got upset, she told her ex-husband, Greitens said he had deleted the photo.

Greitens and his defense took the news of the judge granting their request with an air of optimism and vindication. One of the figures under discussion now was Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who was preparing to go to trial on charges that he took a nude photo of his hairdresser when she was bound and blindfolded and threatened to blackmail her with it.

The governor was indicted in February on first-degree felony invasion of privacy over the photographs. The Circuit Attorney has done everything in her power to remain focused on the facts and the truth of this matter.

Last week, Governor Greitens made a motion to include the Circuit Attorney as a defense witness.

But in a statement Monday, Gardner said Greitens "has produced no compelling reason to include the Circuit Attorney as a witness for any goal". Governor Greitens has produced no compelling reason to include the Circuit Attorney as a witness for any goal.

"The defense team knows that the tactic of endorsing the Circuit Attorney as a witness is part of their ongoing effort to distract people from the defendant's actions", Gardner's statement said. (Pardon the pun.) The judge agreed and was going to allow the defense to question the attorney, leading to the decision by the prosecutors to drop the case on technical grounds.

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