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Lawyer Involved in Greitens' Case to be Investigated

The prosecutor will investigate a "charge of indirect criminal contempt'' against Albert Watkins.

August 15, 2018 - 4:34 pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate allegations that a lawyer for the ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with former Gov. Eric Greitens violated a gag order. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison said Tuesday that the prosecutor will investigate a "charge of indirect criminal contempt'' against Albert Watkins. 

In June, Burlison threatened to fine or jail Watkins over a news release and a 20-minute impromptu April news conference after leaving a hearing at which a lawyer for Greitens revealed that Watkins had received two $50,000 cash payments. Burlison says Watkins may have violated a gag order in the invasion of privacy case against Greitens, which was later dismissed. 

Watkins says he's "respectful of the court's decision.''