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Cole County prosecutor will not file criminal charges against Greitens


The Cole County prosecutor announced Friday he would not file criminal charges against Governor Eric Greitens after being contacted by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s office.

In a press release, Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark A. Richardson said he would not be seeking charges against the embattled Republican governor relating to alleged campaign finance violations.


“This office has been provided by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office about that agency’s investigation into the Governor’s gubernatorial campaign,” Richardson said in a written statement. “After due consideration, I have decided not to file the criminal charge suggested by the AGO. My office has no further comment on this matter.”

Richardson did not elaborate on why he declined to seek charges against Greitens.

As part of a settlement with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Greitens’ campaign filed an amended finance report in 2017 indicating it received a charity donor list from a former campaign manager.