Greitens found guilty of ethics violation

  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Eric Greitens and his campaign committee, Greitens for Missouri, have been fined $1,000 for failing to report the use of a fundraising list. The campaign finance reports have since been updating, showing an in-kind contribution of $600 from Daniel Laub, Greitens’ campaign manager.

“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.”

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

Greitens is the second governor to be found guilty of an ethics complaint. In 2008, Gov. Matt Blunt settled complaints for $15,000 but did not sign the consent order, where as, as shown below, Greitens did.

Laub declined to comment. Other Greitens campaign representatives could not be reached for comment.

This story will be updated.

Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, but also produces This Week in Missouri Politics and publishes Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.

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