Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri prosecutor says he won't be filing any charges against Gov. Eric Greitens related to a campaign finance report about his use of a charity donor list.

Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson issued a brief statement Friday confirming he received information from Attorney General Josh Hawley's investigation into Greitens' campaign.

Richardson said he decided not to file the criminal charge suggested by Hawley's office. But he offered no explanation of why not and said he would have no further comment.

As part of a settlement with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Greitens' campaign filed an amended finance report in 2017 indicating it had received a charity donor list from former campaign manager Danny Laub.

But testimony since then has pointed to Greitens as an original source of the list.

Earlier this week, a St. Louis prosecutor dropped a felony charge accusing Greitens of taking a nonconsensual photo of a partially nude woman in 2015.

A special legislative session devoted to allegations against the Republican governor is scheduled to begin Friday evening. The key question during the 30-day session will be whether to impeach Greitens in an effort to oust him from office.

Allegations of sexual misconduct, and whether Greitens misused the charity donor list for political fundraising, are likely to be revived during the special session.

Attorneys for the governor want the right to question witnesses during legislative proceedings.

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