Questions mount on list of charity donors at center of Greitens ethics fine
"Gov. Eric Greitens describes his recent run-in with the Missouri Ethics Commission as a minor campaign finance matter.
Greitens, a first-term Republican, agreed to pay a $1,000 fine in late April for failing to disclose that his campaign had obtained a list of donors to The Mission Continues, a charity he founded in 2007.
With The Mission Continues insisting it did not and would not provide its donors to any outside entity, the other potential explanation would be that it was given to the campaign without permission, said Bruce Hopkins, a Kansas City-based attorney who practices nonprofit law and is a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law.
'That would be a theft of property and could be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the value,' he said."