The Missouri attorney general has opened an investigation into MO Gov. Eric Greitens’ former charity, Talking Points Memo reported. Greitens was indicted last week on a felony invasion of privacy charge relating to a sexually explicit photograph he took of a woman with whom he was having an affair.
Greitens left the not-for-profit, The Mission Continues, in 2014, ahead of his gubernatorial campaign. The charity is a leadership center that provides support to U.S. veterans.
In the weeks before Greitens’ 2016 victory, the AP reported an overlap between the people who donated to the not-for-profit and those who donated to Greitens campaign. Greitens denied using the donor list from The Mission Continues for campaign fund-raising, which would have been a violation federal campaign finance laws.
After Missouri Democrats filed a complaint about the charity, Greitens’ campaign settled, admitted that they received a donor list from the charity and paid a $100 fine. In recent weeks, however, new information about the charity’s role in Greitens’ campaign have surfaced, leading the attorney general’s office to re-open an investigation.