Missouri Governor Greitens Found Guilty of Ethics Violation

MCNS Staff

Eric Greitens

Eric Greitens

According to themissouritimes.com, Missouri Republican governor Eric Greitens and his campaign committee, Greitens for Missouri, have been fined $1,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission for failing to report the use of a fundraising list.

Reports state that the campaign financial reports have since been updated, showing an in-kind contribution of $600 from Daniel Laub, Greitens’ campaign manager.

Local reports indicate that the complaint states the Committee “filed an amendment” today to its April 15, 2015 report for the list received March 31, 2015. The amendment was made “per Agreement with Missouri Ethics Commission, Case No. 16-0107-1.”

“No person acting as an agent of the Committee for purposes of accepting possession of the List rendered to the Committee’s treasurer a detailed account thereof, as contemplated by 130.036(1), RSMo.,” reads the complaint. “The Committee did not disclose as a contribution received, on the disclosure report that it filed for the period during which a Committee employee or agent accent the List, the fair market value of the list.”

Greitens is the second governor to be found guilty of an ethics complaint. In 2008, Gov. Matt Blunt, also a Republican, settled complaints for $15,000 but did not sign the complaint. Greitens did.

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