Lawsuit filed against nonprofit connected to Eric Greitens

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, June 23 2018 Jun 23, 2018 Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:52:00 PM CDT June 23, 2018 in News
By: Kevin Ko, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

ST. LOUIS - An attorney is suing a nonprofit group connected to former Gov. Eric Greitens for its records.

Attorney Elad Gross filed a petition against A New Missouri to the Cole County Circuit Court on Friday evening. According to a news release, Gross requested documents from the organization in early June, but never received a response.

The lawsuit also includes three board members in A New Missouri: Michael Adams, Robin Simpson and Jeff Stuerman.

A New Missouri was created to promote Greitens' political agenda as governor. Critics call the nonprofit a "dark money" organization because it's allowed to conceal the identities of its donors.

A Missouri House panel originally submitted a subpoena to obtain records from the Greitens campaign and A New Missouri, but withdrew its request from a Cole County judge in early June.

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