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New Prosecutor in Greitens Invasion of Privacy Case Not Making Any Deals

May 30, 2018 - 8:03 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says her office has agreed to a "fair and just resolution" with Gov. Eric Greitens' defense team. 

Attorney Brad Young, with Harris, Dowell Fisher and Young, has some ideas about the potential Gardner deal.

He says the ball likely started rolling after the invasion of privacy charges, related to the alleged photo he took of a half-dressed former lover, were dropped.

“That gave leverage to Gov. Greitens to use resignation to end a lot of these other things. That’s why once those charges were dismissed in the invasion of privacy case, there were a lot of negotiations in the background. We know that’s been happening,” he says.

Some of those other things - the investigation into the Mission Continues, which alleges he illegally used charity contacts for political purposes.

Meanwhile, the special prosecutor in Jackson County is not making any deals.

Jean Peters Baker was named special prosecutor for the invasion of privacy case against Greitens when Gardner recused herself two weeks ago. 

In light of yesterday's announcement that Greitens is resigning Friday, Baker released a statement of her own:

“Our investigation continues. In the interest of pursing justice to its fullest lengths, we will continue until our work on the case is completed.  Specifically regarding any deals we made with Governor Greitens’ attorneys, no deals were made by my office. Our review of this case, as I have stated before, will be pursued without fear or favor.”