Greitens' lawyers to file complaint over alleged perjury of circuit attorney investigator

Attorneys for Governor Eric Greitens said they were filing a police report Tuesday, accusing a lead investigator of the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Offic of perjury. (File)

Lawyers representing Governor Eric Greitens said Tuesday that they will file a police report with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department regarding alleged perjury committed by an investigator for Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner.

Attorney Ed Dowd issued a statement Tuesday morning saying that although the case against Greitens had been dismissed, the alleged misconduct by investigator William Tisaby should still be addressed. Dowd has accused Tisaby of lying about a deposition he took from the governor's mistress and other issues.

In addition to accusing Tisaby of lying, Dowd said in his statement that Tisaby was involved in $100,000 dollars in secret cash payments to a witness or witnesses. It had already been reported that Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn provided a $50,000 cash payment to attorney Al Watkins, who represents the ex-husband of the mistress. But, the source of another $50,000 cash payment to Watkins remains unclear.

The perjury alleged Tuesday revolves around Tisaby lying about his methods and the evidence he collected.

The release from Dowd is below:

“Today, we will be filing a police report with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department regarding the perjury committed by the lead investigator for the Circuit Attorney’s Office in the case against Governor Greitens.

"That case collapsed yesterday and was dismissed. It was dismissed because there was no evidence of any crime. But the misconduct in this case should be addressed.

"That includes the lead investigator lying about his methods and the evidence he collected. In fact, that lead investigator, William Tisaby, refused to testify in a deposition about his perjury and misbehavior in the case, and he pleaded the fifth in response to over 50 questions.

"Our defense team has over 100 years of experience combined, and we have never seen such outrageous misconduct. In addition to perjury, that includes $100,000 in secret cash payments for a witness or witnesses, payments that were concealed from our defense team by the Circuit Attorney’s Office. And if that weren't enough, the Circuit Attorney and William Tisaby also met a number of times in secret with a major witness in the case. By law, both the Circuit Attorney and William Tisaby were required to testify about what was said and done in those secret meetings. Both refused to do so.

"This misconduct must be investigated. I have a lot of confidence in the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department, and I am sure they will get to the bottom of the misdeeds and illegal activity in this case.”

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