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.
But experts in laws governing tax-exempt organizations like The Mission Continues say the legal issues surrounding the donor list may not be so minor. In interviews with The Star, they said they see two possibilities:
▪ The Mission Continues gave its donor list to the governor’s campaign, violating a federal prohibition on charities engaging in political activity.
▪ Or the charity may have been the victim of a crime.