Probe involving St. Louis prosecutor’s office costs taxpayers $400,000

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Taxpayers have been billed nearly $400,000 by the special prosecutor in a perjury investigation involving the St. Louis prosecutor’s office, nearly half of which was used in court fights.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained records showing that a judge has approved the $395,000 legal bill from Special Prosecutor Gerard Carmody’s law firm for work on the grand jury investigation of William Tisaby.

Tisaby was hired by Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to investigate former Gov. Eric Greitens. Tisaby was indicted in June, accused of lying during a deposition.

The former Republican governor was charged last year with felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a compromising and unauthorized photo of a woman during a 2015 extramarital affair in St. Louis. The charge was eventually dropped but Greitens resigned in June 2018.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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