Missouri Governor Eric Greitens tells a reporter that all questions have been answered on his affair as he tries to talk about a new state budget during a press conference at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 22, 2018. Greitens, who

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Missouri Governor Charged With Another Felony

The St. Louis circuit attorney has filed a felony charge against Gov. Greitens for alleged computer tampering.

April 20, 2018 - 5:10 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - As expected, the St. Louis circuit attorney has filed a felony charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens for alleged computer tampering.

Greitens has not yet been spotted at the courthouse in downtown St. Louis for booking -- reporters have been covering the building all afternoon.

The governor was spotted at his lawyer's office Clayton earlier Friday.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday that his office had uncovered "wrongdoing" that goes beyond Missouri charity laws when it comes to Greitens' veterans charity, The Mission Continues.

His office obtained "hundreds of thousands" of pages of evidence, finding evidence of "potentially criminal acts" by Greitens.

Hawley said the investigation found the governor used The Mission Continues' electronic donor list without permission from the charity. Unauthorized possession and use of electronic property - otherwise known as "computer tampering" - is a felony.

The evidence was turned over to Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's office Monday, Hawley said.

"I will have my day in court. I will clear my name. This prosecutor can come after me with everything she's got, but as all faithful people know: in time comes the truth. And the time for truth is coming," Greitens said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Greitens already faces a felony invasion of privacy charge in St. Louis for allegedly taking and transmitting a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he said he had an affair in 2015.