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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who had prolonged been seen as a earnest figure in the Republican Party, was indicted Thursday by his own state, justice papers show. He is charged with invading a woman’s remoteness and holding compromising photos amid the stability fallout surrounding the explanation of his extra-marital affair.
The complaint charges Greitens with a first-degree transgression for photographing the lady in 2015 “in a state of full or prejudiced nudity” but her believe or agree and then transmitting the picture to a computer.
KMOV first reported in Jan on accusations that the administrator took photos to blackmail a lady with whom he’d had passionate relations. The lady pronounced to be photographed reportedly told her then-husband about the occurrence in a review that the husband available but her believe and gave to the news outlet.
“He took a picture of my wife exposed as blackmail. There is no worse person,” the ex-husband told KMOV. “I consider it’s as bad as it gets, It’s as bad as it gets when someone takes advantage of something.”
Greitens has certified to having an event and pronounced he resolved the issue with his wife. However, he denied any charges of blackmail.
“There was no ‘blackmail,’ and that explain is false,” his profession James Bennett pronounced in a statement. “This personal matter has been addressed by the Governor and Mrs. Greitens secretly years ago when it happened. The vast claims of crude control per these almost three-year-ago events are a lie.”
Greitens potentially faces up to 7 years in jail for the advance of remoteness charge.
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