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Connects the Dots: Conspiracy Against Governor Coming Into Focus Part 2

May 17th, 2018 by MOPNS Editor ·

A St. Louis television news station ran a story this week called “Follow the money trail behind the Greitens’ invasion of privacy case.” Here’s an excerpt from this very enlightening piece:

KPLR11.com:

Fox 2 requested a budget breakdown from the state. It shows more than $685,000 went to lawyers and consultants. “This has been going on for decades,” said Jason Crowell, a Missouri Housing Development Commission board member, appointed by Governor Greitens to change it. Crowell said he wants to “…get reforms so that every dollar that`s allocated for Sr. housing and low-income housing – actually goes to that.” Crowell and reporter Chris Hayes stood in front of one of those projects in Cape Girardeau. “Altogether, per apartment unit, (taxpayers paid) $376,000,” Crowell said. That’s per apartment. “And I’m telling you, as someone who’s volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, I could build almost four Habitat Humanity Homes in Cape for what we spent on one apartment unit.” Read more…

Now if you reread our post from last week regarding Low Income Housing Tax Credits, the dots seem to be really connecting!

Related:

K.C. Star: St. Louis lawyer reveals more details about mysterious $100,000 in cash

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KSDK: Is Gov. Eric Greitens getting revenge by not playing politics with ballot timing?
 KWMU: Politically Speaking: Rep. Dogan on prospect of impeachment and legislative work left unfinished

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Video Connects the Dots: Conspiracy Against Governor Coming Into Focus

May 11th, 2018 by mopns_admin ·

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Supporters of Governor of Eric Greitens have claimed that the “witch hunt” indictment by a partisan Democratic prosecutor is much deeper than that but instead is an orchestrated effort by powerful forces who want to keep the Low Income Housing tax Credit program (LIHTC) as a developer’s slush fund for wealthy interests. Is this a fantasy or wishful thanking to prop up a scandal plagued governor who seems to be on his way out? Maybe or maybe not.

One question we have is why is Rep. Stacey Newman’s stepson, Andrew Newman, who works for this firm which is owned by Tom Hillman seemingly buddy buddy in this video with attorney Al Watkins? Hillman’s company Lewis & Clark Real Estate “Partner[s] with developers to create great communities. We provide equity capital to high performers innovators in real estate. Lewis & Clark Real Estate and the following partners maximize risk-adjusted returns via investments in distinct real estate assets and operating businesses.”

Related:

Rep. Stacy Newman & Key Prosecution Witness Collude But Judge Allows Her Testimony Anyway


Tags: Media Bias · MO Legislature

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Greitens Defense Team Say Additional $20k Paid to Ex Husband’s Attorney

May 7th, 2018 by mopns_admin ·

Has anyone seen the Missouri Times publisher  and This week in Missouri Politics host Scott “The Bag Man” Faughn lately? Word on the street is Faughn is in hiding to avoid being served a subpoena to testify in front of the House committee investigating the Governor.

Al Watkins, the attorney for the ex-husband, has previously said that two $50,000 payments showed up at his office in January for the ex-husband’s defense. He identified Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn as the man who delivered one of the $50,000 payments. A courier delivered the other. At a court hearing Monday, defense attorney Jim Martin said Watkins testified in a deposition that Faughn made two additional $10,000 payments. It wasn’t clear whether those payments also were for the ex-husband’s legal representation. Watkins declined comment. An email message left with Faughn was not returned. Read more…

Related:

STL Today: Where he got the $50,000 is only the latest question surrounding newspaper publisher Scott Faughn


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Rep. Stacy Newman & Key Prosecution Witness Collude But Judge Allows Her Testimony Anyway

May 7th, 2018 by mopns_admin ·

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The Judge presiding over Governor Greiten’s invasion of privacy case has given another indication today that he doesn’t want to be a factor in determining Governor Greitens guilt or innocence. Greiten’s defense team was trying to bar the testimony of “KS, the star witness in this case, because of this startling revelation:

“There is no doubt that this case smells of politics. Missouri Times and Scott Faughn’s heavycash involvement leaves little doubt. Ms. Gardner’s request for a trial setting the day before the midterm elections leaves little doubt. And, evidence produced yesterday, text messages betweenK.S. and Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman, also leave little doubt. Specifically, onJanuary 11, 2018, Ms. Newman said to K.S., “my House Dem leadership insist you need a lawyerfast.” Two hours later, Ms. Newman says, “I may need to talk w your lawyers.” Then a week later,Ms. Newman sent a text to K.S., providing K.S. the name and phone number of “STL CircuitAttorney Kim Gardner, she said you can have your attorney call her.” Read more…

The Greiten’s defense team did get a win today. Judge Burlison ruled that two electrical engineers wouldnt be allowed to testify to the sound an iPhone camera and what constitutes transmitting a photo

“If Greitens’ lawyers had been successful in barring the woman from testifying, it would have likely required dismissal of the case, set to go to trial next week. Chief Trial Assistant Robert Dierker admitted in court on Monday that prosecutors do not have the photograph in question or any witnesses who have seen it. Dierker insisted, however, that they have circumstantial evidence of both the photo and its transmittal, as required by the invasion of privacy statute under which Greitens is being prosecuted.” Read more…

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Are State GOP Lawmakers Being Pressured to Support Governor Greitens?

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Tags: MO Legislature · St. Louis · Uncategorized

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Are State GOP Lawmakers Being Pressured to Support Governor Greitens?

April 17th, 2018 by mopns_admin ·

It’s a little suspicious to us when a Democratic leaning “private news source” and a Democratic politician are in the know when it comes to Republican politics. Just saying.

And in other news, it must be an election year because a Democrat politican is visting the ghetto – seven months before the election even!!!!

Related:

Missourinet: Greitens attorney says Hawley ‘clearly compromised’ probe into donor list; Hawley calls claim ‘frivolous’


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STL Circuit Attorney’s Office Label Own Investigator “Inspector Clouseau”

April 17th, 2018 by mopns_admin ·

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Just when you thought the indictment and invasion of privacy case against Governor Greitens couldn’t get any more bizarre, we know have a prosecutor in the circuit attorney’s office describing their unlicensed out of state investigator (whose firm owes back taxes and regulatory filings) in court as an Inspector Clouseau:

Attorneys for Greitens repeatedly have claimed the prosecutor’s office has failed to turn over evidence. They said in court Thursday a videotaped deposition of the woman was withheld until an hour after the special House committee’s report was released. On Monday, attorney Jim Martin said 11 pages of Tisaby’s notes from a deposition of a friend of the woman, requested weeks ago, were not turned over until Sunday, after Martin threatened to go to court to ask for them.

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

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

“We are saddled with the egregious mistake of relying on him,” Dierker said. Read more….

Tisaby is a former FBI agent and bigamist who claimed that he didn’t take any notes during a deposition until the defense found a video screen shot of him with a pen or pencil in his hand!

Related:

“I Worked In St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s Office”

MOPNS Twitter Poll: Should Mo. Attorney General Investigate STL Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner?


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