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Gov. Eric Greitens announced in late May that he would resign after facing months of political and legal scandals.The saga started in January, when KMOV released a recording of a woman saying Greitens took a compromising photo of her during a sexual encounter and threatened to blackmail her.A St. Louis grand jury indicted Greitens in February on felony invasion of privacy. The woman testified to lawmakers that Greitens sexually and physically abused her, spurring bipartisan calls for his resignation or impeachment.The invasion of privacy charge was eventually dropped by St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office following a series of prosecutorial missteps before the trial began. Greitens was also accused of illegally obtaining a donor list from the veterans non-profit he co-founded with his political campaign, but that charge, too, was dismissed as part a deal that led to his resignation as governor.

Greitens subpoenaed as part of investigation into charity donor list

An email sent to St. Louis Public Radio about a now-scuttled soccer stadium prompted Attorney General Josh Hawley to once again look into Gov. Eric Greitens’ social media policies. Jan. 2017
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Eric Greitens, center, sits alongside wife Sheena Greitens and Attorney General Josh Hawley and his wife, Erin Morrow Hawley, at Greitens' inauguration in January 2017.

Gov. Eric Greitens has been subpoenaed as part of an investigation into whether he used a list of donors to his charity, The Mission Continues, in his campaign for governor.

The fact that Attorney General Josh Hawley had issued subpoenas as part of the probe was already known. A Hawley spokeswoman confirmed in an emailed statement Thursday that the governor was one of the targets.

“We have issued a civil subpoena to the Greitens Group. Eric Greitens is the registered agent for the Greitens Group, and Eric Greitens has accepted service of the subpoena through his counsel,” the statement read.

The governor reportedly set up The Greitens Group, which now lists its headquarters in a strip mall in Jefferson City about five miles from the Capitol, to keep his work with The Mission Continues and private ventures like his best-selling books separate. His attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

Greitens admitted in 2017 that his campaign received a list of Mission Continues donors and used it to raise money for the governor’s race. He paid a $100 fine for failing to report the list as a gift with a value of more than $100.

Hawley’s investigation focuses on consumer protection and charitable registration and reporting laws.

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