Ethics panel subpoenas Missouri governor candidate’s ex-aide

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BRANSON MO NEWS: A former consultant for Missouri’s Republican gubernatorial nominee Eric Greitens said Thursday that he is complying with a subpoena as part of an ethics investigation involving Greitens’ campaign and a charity he founded for military veterans.Michael Hafner appeared at the Missouri Ethics Commission office in Jefferson City in response to a subpoena for his testimony and records. The commission is looking into a complaint that Greitens’ campaign failed to report its use of a donor list from The Missions Continues, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that Greitens created.The ethics investigation comes just days ahead of next Tuesday’s closely contested gubernatorial election between Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, and Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster. They are among five candidates seeking to succeed Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who is term-limited.The Associated Press reported last month that Hafner had access to a spreadsheet listing the names, email addresses and phone numbers of people who had given at least $1,000 to The Mission Continues while Hafner was working for Greitens’ gubernatorial exploratory committee. The spreadsheet’s properties show it was created by a Missions Continue employee in May 2014, shortly before Greitens formally stepped down as CEO of the charity, and had been last …


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