Skip to comments.Secret Service Investigating Purported Ransom of Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns
Posted on 09/05/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Secret Service Investigating Purported Ransom of Mitt Romneys Tax Returns
Someone claims to have stolen years of Mitt Romneys tax returns from a Tennessee office of the financial firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Secret Service is investigating what appears to be a ransom scheme.
The local Democratic and Republican parties in Williamson County, Tenn., where the PricewaterhouseCoopers office is located, both received packages, each containing a thumb drive and a letter outlining a competitive-bidding ransom scheme that appears designed to pit Republicans and Democrats against each other over the release of Romneys taxes.
The letters stated an intention to publish Romneys tax returns on Sept. 28, unless $1 million is deposited in a Bitcoin (Internet currency) account, according to Williamson County Democratic Party Chairman Peter Burr, who said both he and his Williamson County GOP counterpart received similar packages.
The Secret Service took the package from him after the local GOP contacted authorities, Burr said. The Secret Service confirmed to ABC News that it is investigating the ransom scheme.
The apparent hackers presented two options, Burr said. If somebody wanted to prevent the publication of these tax records, they needed to put a million dollars into this Bitcoin account
that was to prevent them from going ahead and publishing it on September 28th. Then they went on to say that if you want to ensure that this is published before September 28th, you have the option of contributing a million dollars to this other Bitcoin account
and if you win the race
the other side will not be able to prevent the publication.
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So, what’s Julian Assange up to these days?
How do you “ransom” a tax return ???
Title 18 USC has something in there about that ~ there are, as it turns out, NO NEW ways to steal. Crooks have thought of all of them several times, which is why we invariably have laws against whatever it is they are doing.
Romney can't let these guys get off lightly ~ the crime is against the rest of us as well.
Same as that Rove thing. It's not really up to Akin to forgive him and forget about it. There's a real crime and it must be punished!
oh crp..akin again...
This is what you get when you run RINOs or Democrat toadies for public office under the Republican label these days.
well I dont think Romney was willing to pay
Just another empty chair threat.
Nope, they mysteriously went silent over them a few weeks ago.
They say subterranean termites are responsible for the greatest amount of property damage in the US. I’d think democrats rank somewhere above termites.
You really think so? LOL
Apparently, my point sailed right over your head.
That information was sealed by the court. Even Ryan's ex-wife wanted to keep it sealed. Another judge broke the seal, for no reason other than to embarrass Ryan and help Obama.
Clinton's dalliance with Lewinsky was not under court seal. But as far as I'm concerned, he crossed the line only when he threatened other women to keep quiet, and especially when he committed perjury and lied about it under oath.
This particular threat against Romney is probably a hoax. But if it isn't, I doubt Obama is directly involved -- he would have to be an idiot to not maintain plausible deniability. But, it was almost certainly someone in his reelection campaign, and I hope Obama remembers what happened to Nixon when he tried to cover up a two-bit burglary that he didn't authorize or even know about.
I am waiting for the dude/dudet that steals the college transcripts, the real immigration papers and passports, previous security clearances and the volumes of FBI/CIA documents relating to the Communist in Chief and his family members.
Trying to prove Mitt Romney is a real rich guy is a ho hum to me.
It was the Chicago Tribune and WLS television.
I rest my case. :-)
A new ad supposedly came out this week.
Harry Reid actually admitted in public that he knows who hs seen Romney's tax returns.
Release PFC Bradley Manning and he’ll have it in a week. Just make sure to tell him that Mr. Obama, as a Muslim, wants all gays beheaded.
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