Greitens’ campaign spent $610K on legal fees in final months


Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees in his final months in office before he resigned amid scandals.

Campaign finance reports filed Monday show Greitens’ campaign spent about $610,000 for legal help between April and the end of June.

That doesn’t include any personal legal fees Greitens paid as he worked to fend off multiple criminal charges and potential impeachment by the Republican-led Legislature. A felony invasion-of-privacy charge against him was later dropped.

Greitens, a Republican, resigned June 1.

His departure has not brought an end to his troubles. A Republican lawmaker this month filed an ethics complaint that accused Greitens’ gubernatorial campaign of multiple campaign finance violations. An attorney for the campaign has said no laws were broken.

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