Greitens loots charity to launch career

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Opinion

April 24, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The second felony charge against Gov. Eric Greitens _ the one for tampering with a computer — isn’t as explosive as the one for allegedly taking a photograph of his semi-nude hairdresser. But it could be easier to prove and could shed some much-needed light on how a political newcomer managed to raise so much cash so quickly for his 2016 election campaign.

The public airing of these details would be a major service to Missourians. Greitens claims to be working for “the people of Missouri,” but the people of Missouri are being kept in the dark about who’s paying the freight.

All of this started with seed money provided early in his campaign by donors who had previously given money to The Mission Continues, the veterans charity Greitens founded in 2007. An Associated Press investigation has found that, “of the more than $525,000 he raised during an initial two-month period in 2015, about 85 percent of it came from donors who previously gave to The Mission Continues.”

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