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More than $200,000 spent in Greitens’ lawsuit

(AP) A Missouri audit report shows taxpayers spent more than $200,000 to defend former Gov. Eric Greitens’ use of self-deleting text message app.

A 2017 lawsuit alleged Greitens’ office used the app Confide to subvert Missouri’s open records laws. The case was later dismissed in July.

The state auditor’s report released today says most of the money funded private attorneys to represent the governor’s office in the suit.

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