MO Ethics Board Recommends Kreider Investigation
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Ethics Commission has recommended that a prosecutor investigate former House Speaker Jim Kreider. The matter involves questions over whether Kreider improperly controlled a campaign committee.
Specifically, at issue is a Republican complaint about a flier mailed to voters last August attacking a GOP candidate Kreider was expected to face in a state Senate race. The Democrat from Nixa later lost to Republican Dan Clemens of Marshfield in the November election.
The commission voted last week to refer the case to Cole County Prosecutor Bill Tackett. The commission's executive director, Robert Connor, wouldn't talk about specific evidence that led to the decision.
Kreider said the word that the matter had been referred to a prosecutor was news to him; adding he's done nothing wrong.