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Review of Greitens ends but ethics commission complaint remains

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. (Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The leader of a Missouri House investigation into former Gov. Eric Greitens says while that review is over, he’s still hopeful Greitens will be held accountable for alleged campaign finance violations.

Rep. Jay Barnes released the House investigatory committee’s final report Monday on lawmakers’ efforts to dig into personal and political allegations against Greitens.

Barnes says the committee no longer has the authority to investigate following Greitens’ resignation in June. But Barnes says he’s hopeful that the Missouri Ethics Commission will take action on a complaint he filed against Greitens alleging multiple campaign finance violations.

Greitens’ campaign attorney Catherine Hanaway says those allegations are not accurate and the campaign complied with Missouri campaign finance laws.

The Missouri Ethics Commission can levy fines and, in certain cases, refer cases to prosecutors.

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