ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens say an additional $20,000 has been paid to the lawyer for the ex-husband of a woman who had an affair with Greitens in 2015.
Greitens goes to trial next week on an invasion of privacy charge stemming from the affair with his St. Louis hairdresser, before he was elected.
Al Watkins, the attorney for the ex-husband, has previously said that two $50,000 payments showed up at his office in January for the ex-husband’s defense. He identified Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn as the man who delivered one of the $50,000 payments. A courier delivered the other.
At a court hearing Monday, defense attorney Jim Martin said Watkins testified in a deposition that Faughn made two additional $10,000 payments. It wasn’t clear whether those payments also were for the ex-husband’s legal representation.
Watkins declined comment. An email message left with Faughn was not returned.