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Greitens subpoenaed as part of investigation into charity donor list

Gov. Eric Greitens has been subpoenaed as part of an investigation into whether he used a list of donors to his charity, The Mission Continues, in his campaign for governor.

The fact that Attorney General Josh Hawley had  issued subpoenas as part of the probe was already known. A Hawley spokeswoman confirmed in an emailed statement Thursday that the governor was one of the targets.

“We have issued a civil subpoena to the Greitens Group. Eric Greitens is the registered agent for  the Greitens Group, and Eric Greitens has accepted service of the subpoena through his counsel,” the statement read.

The governor reportedly set up The Greitens Group, which now lists its headquarters in a strip mall in Jefferson City about five miles from the Capitol, to keep his work with The Mission Continues and private ventures like his best-selling books separate. His attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Greitens  admitted in 2017 that his campaign received a list of Mission Continues donors and used it to raise money for the governor’s race. He paid a $100 fine for failing to report the list as a gift with a value of more than $100.

Hawley’s investigation focuses on consumer protection and charitable registration and reporting laws.

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Lippmann returned to her native St. Louis after spending two years covering state government in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and followed (though not directly) in Maria Altman's footsteps in Springfield, also earning her graduate degree in public affairs reporting. She's also done reporting stints in Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Rachel likes to fill her free time with good books, good friends, good food, and good baseball.
Rachel Lippmann
Lippmann returned to her native St. Louis after spending two years covering state government in Lansing, Michigan. She earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and followed (though not directly) in Maria Altman's footsteps in Springfield, also earning her graduate degree in public affairs reporting. She's also done reporting stints in Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Rachel likes to fill her free time with good books, good friends, good food, and good baseball.
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