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Judge Will Rule Thursday Whether Greitens Case Will Be Tossed

Greitens' lawyers accused Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner last week of intentionally hiding notes and a videotape.

April 16, 2018 - 10:58 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - KMOX's Kevin Killeen reports from the court house that lawyers for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will find out Thursday if the case will be tossed over allegations of hiding evidence and perjury by the prosecution.

Greitens' lawyers accused Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner last week of intentionally hiding notes and a videotape, which were turned over at the last minute Wednesday.

They say if turned over earlier, they would have shown the governor's former lover was consenting to the affair from the start.

They wanted to see all the evidence before the Missouri House released its report Wednesday night.

Gardner's office says accusations of perjury are unfounded.

The prosecutor's office says it wasn't aware of any notes the investigator, William Tisaby, took while interviewing the woman with whom the governor had an affair.

The interview was recorded, though Gardner initially told the court that it wasn't due to a malfunction. 

Gardner says she viewed it for the first time Tuesday, and realized Tisaby's deposition testimony was wrong, as he claimed he didn't take notes -- but the video shows he did.

The prosecutor says the notes are now new evidence, as such her office had 48 hours to make them available to the defense -- which she did.

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