Special prosecutor named in probe of Greitens investigator

June 29, 2018 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed to assist St. Louis police looking into whether an investigator for the prosecutor’s office committed perjury in his investigation of then-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

A judge on Friday appointed attorney Gerald Carmody, a former assistant circuit attorney, in the investigation of William Tisaby.

Democratic Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner hired Tisaby, a former FBI agent, to assist in investigating whether Greitens took an unauthorized cellphone photo of a woman during a sexual encounter in 2015. Greitens, a Republican, admitted to an affair with the woman but denied criminal wrongdoing. Still, he resigned effective June 1.

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Gardner’s office has argued that appointment of a special prosecutor would be premature.

Greitens’ attorneys have alleged that Tisaby lied in court, coached witnesses and withheld information.