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Judge denies deposition request in Greitens' criminal trial

by Associated Press | April 26, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. | Updated April 26, 2018 at 10:39 p.m.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a court hearing Thursday, St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison turned down a request by Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys to depose former Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Roy Temple over whether he made payments to the ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with Greitens.

Temple's attorney, Joseph Bednar, told the judge that Temple has repeatedly denied making any payments to the man.

Greitens faces trial in May on an invasion-of-privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising and unauthorized photo of the woman. He's also charged with computer data tampering over use of a charity donor list in his political campaign.

Also Thursday, William Tisaby, the private investigator hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to investigate Greitens in the invasion of privacy case, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a deposition. Attorneys for Greitens have accused Tisaby of perjury in earlier depositions for allegedly lying about notes taken during an interview with the woman involved in the affair.

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