Greitens computer tampering case will be dismissed

Eric Greitens said Tuesday he will resign amid efforts to impeach him over an extramarital affair and allegations he misused a private charity donor list for political gain.

Jean Paul Bradshaw II, a former USA attorney for western Missouri, said the agreement to drop the case represents a "fair resolution" because Greitens' resignation accomplished "the greatest public benefit" possible.

"While I cannot force Mr. Greitens to take personal accountability for his actions, there are things I can do", she said.

Prior to taking office, Greitens had pledged to root out "corrupt career politicians", but his brief, 17-month tenure was plagued by scandal. The state will not be able to refile the computer tampering charge, but the agreement has no bearing on the decision of a special prosecutor, Jean Peters Baker, whether to refile invasion of privacy charges. That allegation stems from an investigation led by the office of Missouri's attorney general, which said it had found probable cause that Greitens had transferred or obtained a donor list from the nonprofit he founded and used it for political gain.

The Missouri Legislature began a special session earlier this month to consider impeachment and a House panel issued a subpoena last week ordering the governor to testify next Monday.

Gardner, the St. Louis prosecutor, said her decision to drop the data-tampering charge against Greitens was no indication that she believed he was innocent. "If Mr. Greitens were convicted of this charge, it would be unlikely that he would be sentenced to prison given his first-time offender status and the type and level of the charge he face".

A former Greitens campaign adviser also told a state House investigative committee that the campaign had considered soliciting donations from foreign nationals, according to the newspaper.

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Greitens, the state's first Jewish governor, is a former Navy SEAL and was before the scandals considering a presidential run.

Baker said in a statement Tuesday that the investigation is ongoing and will continue "until our work on the case is completed".

"The politics of this entire circus around Governor Greitens has always been concerning", he said.

A complaint also remains pending at the Missouri Ethics Commission alleging Greitens filed a false campaign report a year ago about the source of the charity donor list.

"It's clear that for the forces that oppose us, there is no end in sight", Greitens said.

St. Louis Circut Attorney Kim Gardner released a statement Tuesday after Governor Greitens resignation announcement stating that she had been in contact with the Governor's defense team over the past several days and they have reached a 'fair and just resolution of the pending charges'. Thanks in part to claims and counterclaims of misconduct and a push from Greitens' legal team to remove Gardner from the case, the whole mess got dropped into the lap of a special prosecutor from Jackson County.

"Let there be no doubt, I condemn Eric Greitens' behavior". He declined to say whether he took a photo. In Missouri, the lieutenant governor is elected in a seperate election from the governor's race, and Parson won the 2016 race with 53% of the vote.

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