Judge to Rule on Request to Dismiss Greitens Indictment

By JIM SALTER

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge is set to rule on a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment due to mistakes by the prosecutor and an investigator.

Circuit Judge Rex Burlison has said he will announce his ruling in a court session Thursday.

Greitens was indicted in February on a charge of invasion of privacy. He’s accused of taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, before he was elected. Greitens has admitted to the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing.

Attorneys for Greitens contend that a private investigator hired by the prosecutor has repeatedly lied to the court. They also allege that Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner knew he lied, and that her office has withheld evidence from the defense.

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