Missouri Ethics Commission fines GOP ex-governor $178,000 for campaign finance violations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State ethics regulators have fined the campaign of former Gov. Eric Greitens $178,000 over campaign finance violations dating to his upstart, outsider bid to become Missouri’s chief executive.The Missouri Ethics Commission released its long-awaited probe of Greitens’ campaign apparatus Thursday. The commission found reasonable grounds to believe the Greitens campaign committed two violations of Missouri law, but dismissed other allegations.The MEC said the fine was linked to two dark money groups that were raising and spending money to further Greitens’ political career.“...


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