JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chairman of a Missouri House panel that investigated former Gov. Eric Greitens says the state shouldn’t pay more than $150,000 of legal bills submitted by attorneys who represented Greitens’ office.
State Rep. Jay Barnes sent a letter to the Office of Administration urging it to reject the payments requested by the Kansas City-based Graves Garrett law firm and the Connecticut-based Shipman & Goodwin law firm. The letter was publicly released Tuesday.
An Office of Administration spokeswoman says it is still reviewing the bills.
Greitens resigned June 1 while facing potential impeachment proceedings over allegations of sexual and political misconduct.
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The former Republican governor contends taxpayers should foot the bills because the attorneys represented his office, not him personally. But Barnes says Greitens should bear the costs himself.