A grand jury in St. Louis indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday, putting him in legal peril and begging the question of whether he can survive the political fallout.
According to Gardner, that statute - which prohibits individuals from photographing or taping someone "in a state of full or partial nudity" without their consent - has a "special three-year statute of limitations". The indictment further states that Greitens transmitted the photograph electronically.
In January, following a News 4 report, the Circuit Attorney announced she would be launching a criminal investigation into allegations against the governor. This appears to have come to light because the ex-husband of the hair dresser allegedly taped his ex-wife discussing the matter. Greitens has admitted having an extramarital affair, but has denied the rest.
"The people of Missouri deserve better than a reckless liberal prosecutor who uses her office to score political points", he added, referring to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat. State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to News 4 her office was contacted by two investigators, Jack Foley and William Tisaby.
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The woman said in the recording that, during a consensual sexual encounter in Greitens' St. Louis home in which she was bound and partly undressed, Greitens took a photo of her without her consent and threatened her with it. Greitens' personal attorney was not immediately available for comment.Читайте также: Hand Grenade Thrown At US Embassy In Montenegro; Attacker Killed
Greitens has refused to confirm or deny whether he took a picture of the woman.
"In forty years of public and private practice, I have never seen anything like this", Dowd said.
Greitens' attorney, in a separate statement, called the indictment "baseless and unfounded". My client is absolutely innocent. "We will begin the process of tasking a group of legislators to investigate these serious charges".
Greitens, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, said in joint statement with his wife last month that he had been unfaithful in their marriage and his wife had forgiven him. The House has the power to initiate impeachment proceedings against a governor.
Greitens' 2019 budget proposed giving higher education institutions $92 million less than originally budgeted for the 2018 fiscal year.
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