Supporters of Gov. Eric Greitens (R) filed paperwork Friday “with the Internal Revenue Service to establish a nonprofit to raise and spend money to cover legal expenses,” called ERG Defense Fund.
“The nonprofit’s president is listed as Sean Droke, who previously served on Greitens’ campaign leadership team and the executive committee for Greitens’ inauguration. … Three men, including Droke, are listed as directors of ERG Defense Fund. The first is Ron Weiser, chairman of the Michigan GOP and former finance chairman for the Republican National Committee. He donated $50,000 to Greitens’ 2016 campaign, and his company chipped in $348,000. The second is Shane Mayes, CEO of Onshore Outsourcing. Mayes allowed Greitens to use a private jet last month to travel the state when the governor was hopscotching Missouri to tout his tax cut proposal. The new fund’s treasurer is Tom Reedy, a Webster Grove businessman who appears to have been appointed by Greitens to serve as a member on the 21st circuit judicial commission.” (Kansas City Star)