Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
An attorney for the ex-husband of a woman who had an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been issued a subpoena by a legislative committee concerning $100,000 in anonymous payments to the attorney's firm.
Attorney Al Watkins on Tuesday confirmed he's received a subpoena. He expects to meet with the committee in early May. Watkins says he'll be "as cooperative as possible."
Greitens is accused of two felonies in St. Louis. One accuses him of taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of the woman in 2015, before he was elected. Another accuses him of illegally obtaining a donor list from a veterans charity he founded for use in his gubernatorial campaign.
Watkins disclosed Monday that a courier delivered two $50,000 payments to his office in January, just before the governor admitted to the affair. Watkins says he was contacted by an intermediary and deduced from the conversation that the money was for the ex-husband's legal bills.
A judge is expected to consider a request to disqualify St. Louis prosecutors from one of the two felony cases against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.
A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in the computer data tampering case against Greitens. In that case, Greitens is accused of obtaining a charity donor list for his gubernatorial campaign without permission.
Greitens also faces a felony invasion-of-privacy charge for allegedly taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, before he was elected.
Defense lawyers asked Judge Rex Burlison to require a special prosecutor in the computer tampering case, citing the use of a private investigator in the earlier case. They say prosecutors knew William Tisaby lied under oath.