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University finds nothing wrong in grant for Greitens’ book

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A private Missouri university says it has found no evidence of impropriety in its handling of a grant that helped finance a book written by former Gov. Eric Greitens.

Washington University in St. Louis initiated a review of the grant last month after a Missouri House panel investigating Greitens released testimony from a former aide who was partially paid with grant funds.

Assistant Vice Chancellor Julie Hail Flory told The Associated Press on Friday that an internal review “found no evidence that the grant was administered improperly.”

The university administered the grant on behalf of the Pennsylvania-based John Templeton Foundation. It helped finance Greitens’ book “Resilience,” which was published in 2015 as he was preparing to run for governor.

Greitens resigned June 1 while facing potential impeachment.