Prosecutor won't charge Greitens despite ethics panel review

Updated: Aug. 17, 2018 at 5:35 PM CDT
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - An ethics panel says there's reason to believe that former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens broke the law over how his campaign reported a donor list it obtained from a charity he founded.

But the Missouri Ethics Commission director in a Friday letter wrote that the local prosecutor won't press charges. Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson said he didn't find evidence of "willful misrepresentation" over when The Mission Continues donor list was reported.

Greitens resigned in June amid scandals, including questions about the donor list. Greitens amended his finance reports to show the list as a donation from a campaign worker, who has said he was duped into taking the fall.

Greitens' campaign attorney Catherine Hanaway noted that Greitens has left office and said it's time to move on.

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