Prosecutor dropping computer tampering case against Greitens

02 June, 2018, 07:28 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Republican Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is set to RESIGN

Eric Greitens, once a rising star in the Republican Party, has announced his resignation just weeks after his indictment on two counts of felony computer tampering.

March 1 - The Republican-led Missouri House forms a bipartisan committee to investigate Greitens.

A St. Louis grand jury had indicted Greitens in February, accusing him of invading the privacy of his former hairdresser, with whom he had an extramarital affair, by taking a photo of her without permission. The circuit attorney said she intends to refile the charge and may appoint a special prosecutor or one of her assistants to pursue the case.

Baker says in a statement that the investigation is ongoing and will continue "until our work on the case is completed". But one response from St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, in her own words, "missed the mark".

Gov. Mike Parson says the resignation of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens "will allow our state to heal and move forward from what has been a hard time".

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Governor Greitens and his wife Sheena What's the fundraising controversy?

It also happened on the same day a judge ordered Greitens to turn over information related to campaign payments he received from a group named A New Missouri. She said no deals have been made by her office with Greitens' attorneys.

It also could free up money.

Greitens has acknowledged having a consensual affair with the woman but has denied any violence. Our review of this case, as I have stated before, will be pursued without fear or favor.

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Greitens still faces a state felony charge for computer tampering based on the allegations that he improperly used a donor list from his veterans charity during his political campaign. "I can not allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people that I love".

The woman's then-husband released a secretly recorded conversation in which she described the alleged incident.

Greitens, a former Navy SEAL commando, faced the possibility of becoming the first Missouri governor to be impeached as the Republican-controlled Missouri General Assembly began a special session on May 18 to consider what disciplinary steps to take against him.

A legislative committee has been deliberating whether to bring impeachment proceedings against Greitens amid allegations that carry felony charges in Missouri.

Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, who was elected separately, will succeed Greitens.

Mr Greitens said he had not broken any laws. She said that she developed a "crush" on Greitens, but when she saw him in the salon in March 2015, he "moved his hand up her leg "all the way up to [her] crotch" without her consent".

Hawley also launched an investigation past year after The Kansas City Star reported Greitens and some of his staff had Confide accounts. There had been allegations Greitens wanted to hide where those donations had come from.

Added Sen. Roy Blunt: "the governor made the best decision for his family and the state".

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