Missouri Governor Denies New Criminal Allegations - KOAM TV 7

Missouri Governor Denies New Criminal Allegations


      Missouri Governor Eric Greitens says a second felony charge filed against him is another effort by St. Louis' top prosecutor to "smear" his name.
     St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Friday charged the Republican governor with felony tampering with computer data
    The new charge accuses Greitens of obtaining the donor list from The Mission Continues without permission from the St. Louis-based charity that Greitens founded.
    In a Facebook posting, Greitens accused Gardner of wasting "thousands and thousands of taxpayer dollars." He says the Democratic prosecutor "will use any charge she can to smear me."
    Gardner's office declined to comment.
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, a Republican whose office has been investigating The Mission Continues, announced Tuesday that he had found evidence to support a felony charge against Greitens, but said it was up to the St. Louis circuit attorney's office to file charges. That office had to move quickly because the statute of limitations was approaching.
     Friday's charge is in addition to February's felony invasion-of-privacy indictment against the governor for allegedly taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair in 2015.

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