Gov. Greitens' attorney says indictment is 'baseless and unfound - KMOV.com

Gov. Greitens' attorney says indictment is 'baseless and unfounded'

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Gov. Greitens' Attorney Edward Dowd, Jr. (Credit: KMOV) Gov. Greitens' Attorney Edward Dowd, Jr. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' attorney says a felony invasion of privacy charge against the Republican is "baseless and unfounded."

Lawyer Edward Dowd on Thursday said the governor is "absolutely innocent" in response to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's announcement of a grand jury indictment against Greitens related to his affair with a woman in 2015.

Dowd in a statement said Greitens will file a motion to dismiss the charges.

Gardner launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to the affair with his St. Louis hairdresser that began in March 2015. He was elected governor in November 2016.

The woman told her then-husband, who was secretly taping the conversation, that Greitens took a compromising photo of her at his home and threatened to use it as blackmail if she spoke about the affair.

A news release from Gardner says it is a felony if a person transmits an image "in a manner that allows access to that image via a computer."

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