Latest Eric Greitens News

Activists allege racism in treatment of St. Louis prosecutor

Jun. 18, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some black activists in St. Louis say there's an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who now faces perjury charges. About a dozen black activists gathered...

Former Greitens' investigator indicted on 7 felonies

Jun. 17, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

A former FBI agent accused of botching the criminal investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens turned himself in Monday after being indicted on charges alleging that he lied in a deposition about his interview with a woman who had an affair with Greitens. William Tisaby surrendered to authorities on the...

Missouri drug-reform lobbyist indicted in marijuana scheme

Jun. 4, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia man who is a lobbyist for drug reform policies and has donated more than $25,000 to Missouri political campaigns is among nine people indicted in an alleged marijuana distribution scheme. Eapen Thampy, 35, was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on felony charges of...

Missouri governor amassing campaign funds ahead of 2020

May. 30, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson hasn't announced whether he will seek a full term in 2020, but his fundraising outpaces that of those who were seeking the GOP nomination at this point in the 2016 race. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Parson has $3 million spread across two...

Former Missouri governor returns to Navy, but not as a SEAL

May. 24, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' request to return to active duty with the Navy has been approved, but he will not serve again as an elite Navy SEAL. Greitens will be assigned to the Navy Operation Support Center in St. Louis as a general unrestricted line officer, which usually...

Missouri governor gets most of his agenda

May. 18, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson laid out a relatively simple agenda when he began his first legislative session as the state's chief executive. Infrastructure and workforce development, he called it in his State of the State speech. When the session ended Friday, Parson had pretty much...

Missouri AG ends probe of former Gov. Greitens' use of staff

May. 17, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's attorney general is closing an investigation into whether former Gov. Eric Greitens improperly used his office staff to work on his campaign's social media accounts. The Kansas City Star reports Eric Schmitt's announcement on Thursday concludes what is believed to be...

Grand jury in Tisaby investigation extended

May. 13, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A special grand jury looking into whether an investigator involved in the criminal case of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens case committed perjury has been extended for up to 60 days. Private investigator William Don Tisaby was hired last year by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to...

Judge: Gardner must turn over records for investigation

Apr. 30, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has ordered St. Louis' top prosecutor to hand turn over documents requested by a special prosecutor investigating her office. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Michael Mullen on Monday ordered Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to provide user names and passwords so...

Former top Greitens' aide to lead Republican political group

Apr. 26, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign manager has been chosen to lead a national group focused on electing Republicans in state-level races. The Republican State Leadership Committee's board of directors named Georgia-native Austin Chambers as president. The committee in a...