This time, Greitens is accused of cheating on his veterans charity

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But the governor could be facing a new felony charge heading into the weekend after Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he has uncovered a potential felony violationagainst Greitens.

The charge came after Hawley earlier this week said his office found evidence that Greitens' use of the donor list broke the law. Mr. Hawley said that his office did not have jurisdiction to charge, so he turned over the evidence to Ms. Gardner's office for consideration.

"These are serious charges - and an important reminder that no one is above the law in Missouri", Hawley said in a statement after Greitens was charged.

Court documents say Greitens and K.T. knew that the donor list disclosed on April 22, 2015, was taken without permission of The Mission Continues.

According to court documents in the case, Greitens directed another individual to obtain the donor list and furnish it to a fundraiser who was working on behalf of Greitens' gubernatorial campaign.

NPR's Camila Domonske reported, the state has been building the case for some time against Greitens for purportedly using the charity's donor rolls to raise money for his 2016 political campaign. "Not only did he create this list donor by donor, friend by friend, but the Mission Continues still has the list".

His attorney Ed Dowd called the latest allegation against Greitens "absurd" and said his client was innocent.

However, given the existing felony charge of invasion of privacy pending against the governor, also in the city of St. Louis, Gardner said she would not hold a press conference or provide any additional information on the latest charge.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley revealed earlier this week that an investigation concluded the governor may have committed felony tampering with computer data.

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Gardner's office said that it would not be commenting further on Friday's charges.

Eric made the Mission Continues.

His attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr. said the new charge "makes no sense at all", noting that it was Greitens who built the charity and raised millions of dollars for it through "an extraordinary act of public service".

The governor's trial in an existing felony invasion of privacy case, also in St. Louis, is set to start May 14. His attorneys, in court hearings and filings, have painted a picture of an incompetent prosecutor who rather than working with police to investigate Greitens hired a private investigator who bungled the investigation, hid evidence and lied to the court.

Court documents say Greitens "acted with others" when he took and used data specifically owned by The Mission Continues for the the goal of soliciting funds for his political campaign. He says the Democratic prosecutor "will use any charge she can to smear me". "Not only did he create this list donor, by donor, friend by friend, but (the charity) still has the list".

After the new charges were filed against Greitens, House Minority Leader Gail McCann Beatty was one of the first Missouri lawmakers to once again call for his resignation or impeachment.

But a Missouri state house committee released a bombshell investigative report last week detailing an alleged nonconsensual sexual encounter with his former hairdresser.

"Prosecutors found probable cause to believe that Governor Greitens violated Missouri State Statute 569.095 that was in place at the time of the incident", the office said in the release. "The only person who doesn't understand that is Eric Greitens".

She is wasting thousands and thousands of taxpayer dollars to do all of this.

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