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Greitens accused of intentionally skirting state election laws

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The Republican chairman of the now-defunct House panel that investigated former Gov. Eric Greitens filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, filed the complaint along with Democratic committee members Gina Mitten and Tommie Pierson Jr., both from St. Louis County.

“With the ethics complaint that has been filed based on the work of the House investigative committee, the Missouri Ethics Commission has overwhelming evidence to conclude that Eric Greitens, his campaign committee and affiliated dark-money organization broke state campaign-finance laws," Mitten and Pierson said in a joint statement.

Among other accusations, Barnes’ complaint alleges Greitens started working on his campaign months before filing required paperwork with the MEC.

Read more from St. Louis Public Radio.

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