According to KMOV, that means the criminal investigation is moving forward and it likely signals that the woman who had an affair with Greitens and the governor himself, will also be called in to testify.
It’s been almost a month since KMOV broke news of the governor’s affair back in 2015.
The man, whose identity KMOV has chosen to conceal, provided an audio recording of his then-wife confessing details of her relationship with the governor, including an allegation that Greitens took a picture of her in a compromising position. In the recording, she claimed the governor said to her if she mentioned his name to anyone, the picture would be everywhere.
Two days after KMOV’s initial story, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office announced that prosecutors were launching a criminal investigation into the allegations.
Monday, attorney Al Watkins, who represents the ex-husband, tells KMOV a grand jury subpoena sends a signal.
“This is no longer an investigation, but a grand jury has been convened, everything has been stepped up a notch, there’s a heightened degree of sensitivity,” Watkins said.
Time may be of the essence. Attorneys tell KMOV that a statute of limitations on potential criminal allegations may be approaching.
Either way, a grand jury is now clearly working to try to get to the truth.
“It’s pretty clear there are others who will be called on to testify, well before my client is called on to testify,”
An attorney for the woman at the center of the allegations did not return a request for comment, according to KMOV.
An attorney representing Greitens told KMOV that he had no comment.
The governor is represented by a private attorney in both this matter and in a separate lawsuit involving his use of the texting app called Confide.
A spokesperson for the governor says that no public funds are being used for the governor’s defense in either issue, according to KMOV.
In fact, the law firm is working pro bono.