Blackmail attempt against Romney investigated

Published: Sep. 6, 2012 at 10:09 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM CDT
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(WMC-TV) - The Secret Service is investigating a tax record blackmail attempt against Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney. And there is a Tennessee connection.

The investigation centers on a reported theft of copies of Romney's tax records from the Franklin office of his accounting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The alleged theft happened in late August.

However, the firm says there is no evidence the files were stolen.

A letter sent anonymously to Tennessee political and newspaper offices demanded $1 million to prevent their disclosure.

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