MO audit reveals more than $200K spent on Greitens lawsuit


The Kansas City Star reports State Auditor Nicole Galloway conducted the routine audit.

Her report says most of the money funded private attorneys to represent the governor’s office in the lawsuit.

Nearly $23,000 came from the state legal expense fund administered by the attorney general’s office. The governor’s office paid the remainder.

A 2017 lawsuit alleged Greitens’ office used the app “Confide” to go around Missouri’s open records laws. The case was dismissed in July.

Greitens resigned last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign violations.

Neither the governor’s office nor the attorney general’s office responded to requests for comment.

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