Deal between Greitens, STL prosecutor is public record, Missouri AG Hawley says


In this May 17, 2018, photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens stands off to the side before stepping up to the podium to deliver remarks to a small group of supporters near the capitol announcing the release of funds for the state’s biodiesel program in Jefferson City, Mo. A St. Louis judge on Monday appointed the prosecutor in Jackson County as the special prosecutor who will decide whether to refile an invasion-of-privacy case against Greitens. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri attorney general’s office has determined that the St. Louis circuit attorney can release the full agreement that dismissed a computer data tampering charge against former governor Eric Greitens.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday asked Attorney General Josh Hawley to determine whether her office could legally release the full agreement approved by a judge last week.

The felony charge accusing Greitens of misusing a charity donor list was dropped as part of an agreement that called for Greitens to resign. He left office Friday.

On Tuesday, D. John Sauer, an assistant attorney general and state solicitor, wrote in a letter to Gardner that a review found that the unredacted agreement constitutes an open record under Missouri law.

It’s unclear if or when the agreement will be released.

Messages on Tuesday seeking comment from Gardner’s office and from Greitens’ attorneys were not immediately returned.



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