Legal experts: Greitens not entitled to charity donor list

7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, April 25 2018 Apr 25, 2018 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:11:00 PM CDT April 25, 2018 in Top Stories
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Legal experts say Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was not entitled to use a donor list from a veterans' charity he founded to raise money for his political campaign.

Greitens is facing a felony charge of tampering with computer data for allegedly disclosing a donor list of The Mission Continues to his campaign without the charity's permission. His attorney has released a statement seeming to suggest that Greitens was entitled to it because he had personally built the donor list.

But several nonprofit law experts told The Associated Press that a charity's donor list is a valuable asset that cannot be used for other purposes without permission of the nonprofit.

A spokeswoman for The Mission Continues says it did not provide or authorize any political campaign to use the list.

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