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What You Need to Know About the Greitens Indictment

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday evening on a charge of felony invasion of privacy. But what does that mean, and how will it affect Missouri politics? What is an indictment? An indictment is a legal process where a grand jury decides that the attorney prosecuting a case has enough evidence to begin basic criminal proceedings. It’s the first step in a long process. Later, Greitens will be informed of his charges in a process called arraignment, then given a chance to plea -...

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The decision by a St. Louis grand jury to indict Gov. Eric Greitens for felony invasion of privacy has raised a number of legal issues.

We’ve looked at what it means politically, and what happens next in the court process. We’ve also tried to answer some of what you want to know. Here, we try to explain some of the legalese.

 

Missouri Republicans are split over what to do about Gov. Eric Greitens, a fellow Republican who’s been indicted for felony invasion of privacy after allegedly taking a semi-nude photo of a woman without her consent.

The state Republican Party contends that the indictment is “a political hit job’’ engineered by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat.

But there are increasing calls from GOP lawmakers, especially in the state Senate, for Greitens to at least consider stepping down.

 

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday evening on a charge of felony invasion of privacy. But what does that mean, and how will it affect Missouri politics?

What is an indictment?

An indictment is a legal process where a grand jury decides that the attorney prosecuting a case has enough evidence to begin basic criminal proceedings.

St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted today by a Saint Louis Grand Jury for felony invasion of privacy.

Earlier this year Greitens admitted to a 2015 affair. He denied accusations of blackmail after the woman’s then-husband alleged Greitens snapped a photo of her in a state of undress.

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