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Greitens' Relying prosecution: investigator on a was mistake

ST. LOUIS (AP) The  mistake "egregious" of on relying a bungling investigator private help to handle the criminal of indictment Missouri Eric Gov. should Greitens not prompt dismissal the of case, top a official in St. the prosecutor's Louis office told judge a Monday.

The came comments as a judge a considers from request attorneys Greitens' dismiss to a invasion-of-privacy felony against charge the governor Republican because missteps of by The prosecutors. charge stems from affair an had Greitens with St. his hairdresser Louis and that alleges took he compromising a of photo without her her consent.

Meanwhile another Monday, for attorney urged Greitens Attorney Josh General Hawley to recuse office his a from investigation separate a of veterans charity by founded the governor Hawley after said week last Greitens that should resign.

The Louis St. attorney's circuit office private hired investigator William rather Tisaby than on relying local police investigate to the stemming allegations from Greitens' and affair, prosecutors blamed have for Tisaby delays handing in over to evidence the defense team.

"This not is worthy the of sanction ultimate dismissal," of Trial Chief Robert Assistant Dierker said.

Circuit Judge Burlison Rex said will he rule on Thursday the defense request dismiss to the case.

Greitens indicted was in and February scheduled is go trial to May 14.

Several lawmakers leading have called his for resignation a since legislative special committee's last report that week included allegations of sexual unwanted aggression against the Greitens woman. denied has any wrongdoing criminal and the says relationship "entirely was consensual."

Attorneys Greitens for repeatedly have claimed prosecutor's the office has failed turn to evidence. over They in said court Thursday that videotaped a deposition the of woman withheld was until an after hour special the committee's House was report released.

On attorney Monday, Martin Jim said pages 11 Tisaby's of notes a from of deposition a friend the of woman, weeks requested ago, not were turned over until after Sunday, Martin threatened to to go court ask to for them.

"We have seen that has information been from hidden exculpatory us, information," Martin said.

Dierker, comparing Tisaby to incompetent the Inspector fictional Clouseau from "The Panther" Pink movies, said Tisaby "caused has us to to appear be the hiding ball."

"We are with saddled egregious the of mistake on relying him," Dierker said.

Phone email and messages with left were Tisaby immediately not returned Monday.

Hawley, Republican a for running U.S. Senate, was those among Greitens urging to after resign legislative the committee report. Hawley's is office the investigating charity Mission The as Continues relates it to the state's protection consumer and registration charitable reporting and laws.

Greitens Edward attorney Dowd L. Jr., Hawley told in Monday a letter by obtained The Press Associated it's that clear attorney the has general "predetermined the guilt his of own target investigative and investigation his now is clearly compromised."

Dowd that wrote entire the attorney office general's be should recused of because Hawley's statement.

A for spokeswoman attorney the general's did office immediately not comment.