US governor accused of blackmailing mistress hit with fresh probe

US governor accused of blackmailing mistress hit with fresh probeAuthorities in the US state of Missouri announced Thursday a second criminal inquiry into the activities of Governor Eric Greitens, who is already accused of blackmailing his former mistress with an explicit photo taken without her consent. The new criminal probe concerns the activities of The Mission Continues, a veterans charity founded by Greitens in 2007, and whether it improperly coordinated with his 2015 election campaign for fundraising purposes. It comes on top of an expanding investigation by the city prosecutor in St Louis into Greitens, who was arrested last month after a grand jury issued a charge of criminal invasion of privacy after allegations that he blackmailed a woman with whom he was having an affair.



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