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Judge: St. Louis prosecutor must comply with search warrant

March 12, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has ordered the St. Louis prosecutor to comply with a grand jury search warrant.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner had asked Judge Michael Mullen to quash a February search warrant seeking electronic data. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Mullen’s order Tuesday turned down that request.

The warrant is part of an investigation into alleged perjury by William Tisaby, hired by Gardner last year to investigate ex-Gov. Eric Greitens. Gardner’s office has argued that the search warrant was burdensome and unconstitutionally broad.

A spokeswoman for Gardner didn’t immediately return an email message seeking comment.

Greitens was charged with invasion of privacy in February 2018, alleging he took a semi-nude photo of a woman during a 2015 extramarital affair, without consent.

Charges were eventually dropped, but Greitens resigned in June.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com