The Latest: Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case

The Latest: Judge sanctions prosecutors in Greitens case
FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to an extramarital affair with his hairdresser. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, he believes there's enough evidence to bring a criminal charge and pursue impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens for allegedly using a charity donor list for political purposes. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

10 a.m.

A St. Louis judge has rejected a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment, but sanctioned prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence as soon as they should have.

Circuit Judge Rex Burlison announced his ruling in a court session Thursday.

Greitens was indicted in February on a charge of invasion of privacy. He’s accused of taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, before he was elected. Greitens has admitted to the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing.

Attorneys for Greitens say a private investigator hired by the prosecutor has repeatedly lied to the court. They also allege that Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner knew he lied, and that her office has withheld evidence from the defense.

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11:20 p.m.

A St. Louis judge is set to rule on a request from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to dismiss a felony criminal indictment due to mistakes by the prosecutor and an investigator.

Circuit Judge Rex Burlison has said he will announce his ruling in a court session Thursday.

Greitens was indicted in February on a charge of invasion of privacy. He’s accused of taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, before he was elected. Greitens has admitted to the affair but denied criminal wrongdoing.

Attorneys for Greitens contend that a private investigator hired by the prosecutor has repeatedly lied to the court. They also allege that Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner knew he lied, and that her office has withheld evidence from the defense.