Eric Greitens could face $140,000 in fines after watchdog group files 2nd complaint accusing the former governor of illegal campaign spending

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"It certainly appears that [Greitens] did indeed violate state campaign finance law again," said Brendan Fischer, Director of Federal Reform at CLC, in an interview with Insider. "That means that 'Greitens for Missouri' could be on the hook for an additional $140,000 in fines." "When Greitens ran for governor in 2016, Missouri had no contribution limits and allowed for corporate contributions," said Fischer. Federal laws block candidates who are seeking a federal office — like a House or Senate seat — from using leftover money from a state-level campaign for their races. "Therefore it was unlawful to use those funds for his federal campaign," he said.

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