St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Garner, elected the city’s top prosecutor with the help of liberal billionaire George Soros, could lose her law license over charges of professional misconduct in her pursuit of Republican then-Governor Eric Greitens.
The Missouri Supreme Court’s Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel found Gardner concealed evidence and lied to courts while handling Greitens case, and concluded: “probable cause exists to believe that Respondent (Gardner) is guilty of professional misconduct.”
She now faces a disciplinary hearing that could end with her losing her license to practice law.
In 2018 Greitens was accused of taking a nude photograph of a woman without her consent. Gardner pursued the case and convinced a grand jury to indict Greitens on felony charges, leading to the governor’s eventual resignation.
“Gardner hired a private investigator for the Greitens case, William Tisaby, who has since been charged with perjury and tampering with evidence, much of which had to do with whether he properly turned over notes and other information related to his investigation of the case,” KMOV reports.
But a review of the case found Gardner herself also tampered with evidence and lied to courts.
“In a 73-page document, Chief Disciplinary Counsel Alan Pratzel outlined numerous instances of violation of Missouri’s Rules governing lawyers, related to her conduct during the prosecution of then-Governor Eric Greitens,” KMOV reports.
“(T)hese latest allegations say Gardner herself made false statements or failed to correct false statements, that she misrepresented or concealed facts from the courts and from the defense, and that she prejudiced the administration of justice by “jeopardizing the successful prosecution of the defendant because of her misconduct,’” KMOV reports.
Gardner claims she is the victim of a conspiracy to silence her. She also accused St. Louis police of pulling her over in 2019 as an “intimidation tactic” “to stop reform” but a recording of the traffic stop shows she was driving at night without headlights.
She has also admitted numerous campaign finance violations during her time as a Missouri state legislator, including using campaign funds to pay for a personal apartment.
Gardner previously attempted to criminally prosecute two supporters of President Donald Trump who displayed firearms when a mob of Black Lives Matter protestors broke into their neighborhood, but a judge disqualified her from the case, ruling she was using the case as publicity to raise money for her re-election campaign.
Gardner was elected Circuit Attorney in 2016 with the help of $190,750.73 in contributions from a Soros-funded super PAC. As circuit attorney, she has pursued Soros’ political agenda.
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