An expert was examining a cell phone of Governor Eric Greitens Tuesday in the same courthouse where he’ll go on trial Thursday for felony invasion of privacy.
The examiner was reported to be analyzing the phone in a locked courtroom by numerous media outlets. The inspection came days after Greitens defense team filed a motion to quash a search warrant for Greitens Gmail account.
The Defense motion notes an investigator for the prosecutor’s office, Anthony Box, cited an “uptick in activity” in the email account after an investigation of Greitens was announced with most of that activity coming from the law firm representing Greitens, Dowd Bennett. The motion contends the prosecutor’s investigator asserted that efforts may have been to delete the photo in question.
The defense called the accusation absurd. Greitens is accused of taking and transmitting a compromising cell phone photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair without consent. The prosecution admitted in court Monday they don’t have the photo in question. Any evidence gathered from Tuesday examination will be turned over to a “special master” appointed last month to look over data from the cell phones of Greitens or the woman.