Document: Greitens attorneys believed prosecutors had enough to make case
ST. LOUIS - A newly released document shows attorneys for former Governor Eric Greitens recognized prosecutors had a strong computer tampering case against him and they made a deal that directly led to Greitens' resignation.
The agreement was initially released last week but had two items, numbers one and seven, redacted.
Item one of the full, unredacted agreement between the St. Louis circuit attorney's office and Greitens' attorneys says the defense team stipulates "that the State had sufficient evidence to constitute a submissable case" in court.
Item seven said item one would not be released publicly, "unless defendant commits a new offense or engages in public comment contrary to the stipulation." Greitens broke the agreement when he said during his resignation announcement that he did not break any laws.
Circuit attorney Kim Gardner asked Attorney General Josh Hawley if the full agreement could be released legally. His office said Tuesday it could be released, as it constitutes an open record for Missouri law.
Item five in the agreement said the circuit attorney would dismiss the computer tampering charge as soon as Greitens resigned.
That charge stemmed from an investigation Greitens' use of a donor list of The Mission Continues charity to raise campaign funds.
Greitens announced his resignation May 29 and left office June 1.