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Disciplinary hearing for St. Louis circuit attorney Kim Gardner postponed until April

Gardner was accused of unprofessional conduct pertaining to her investigation of Missouri's former Gov. Eric Greitens.

Published: February 2, 2022 8:28am

Updated: February 2, 2022 9:09am

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberley Gardner's disciplinary hearing on charges of ethics violations dating back to her office's investigation of the former GOP Gov. Eric Greitens is being postponed until April. 

The Missouri Supreme Court's calendar was updated earlier this week and listed the cancelation of Gardner's initially scheduled Feb. 28 hearing without explanation. The calendar now shows the showing is rescheduled for April 11.

Last spring, Gardner was accused by the state's chief disciplinary counsel of professional misconduct, including allegations that she hid details about the Greitens investigation from her own team, failed to share share notes taken during interviews with witnesses, misrepresented evidence to the court and did not disclose evidence to Greitens' legal team.

She was additionally accused of choosing not to correct false and sworn statements delivered by members of her team about the existence of notes taken during a series of interviews with the former governor's accuser. 

Greitens has consistently denied the allegation that, prior to his run for office, he took pictures of a woman with whom he was having an affair and threatened to release the pictures if she exposed the relationship. 

Gardner has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and claims she complied with state law during her investigation. The FBI agent, however, hired by Gardner to investigate Greitens was indicted on charges of perjury and evidence tampering.

Pending the outcome of the case, Gardner stands to possibly lose her law license or meet some other punishment decided upon by the Missouri Supreme Court. The court could also take no action against the prosecutor.

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