Legal experts: Greitens not entitled to charity donor list
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.