ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say in a court filing that a grand jury has not been presented with evidence indicating that Greitens transmitted a compromising cellphone photo of a woman with whom he had an affair — a key element in determining if he committed a felony.
<a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/greitens-claims-grand-jury-heard-no-evidence-he-committed-felony/article%E2%80%94b14ade67-5fdf-5916-aa47-0827fcdf7226.html”>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</a> reports that the argument that the grand jury never heard evidence that a felony was committed came in a Monday request to move up the trial to April 3 from May 14. Prosecutors oppose expediting the trial.
A St. Louis grand jury in February indicted Greitens on fourth-degree invasion of privacy. Greitens has admitted to the affair in 2015, before he was elected, but denies criminal wrongdoing. He has not said if he took a photo.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.stltoday.com”>http://www.stltoday.com</a>