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Williamson County Republican Party officials have received a letter and a flash drive allegedly containing the stolen tax records of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Jean Barwick, the county GOP's executive director, said that an envelope was found at the front door of the party headquarters on Main Street in Franklin on Friday.
Post reporter Ken Whitehouse, who first reported the story Tuesday night, has an updated piece on The City Paper website.
The attention being paid to Mitt Romney's tax records could reach a fever pitch in the next month if claims by an anonymous hacker/group's claims of infiltrating the Cool Springs office of CPA giant PricewaterhouseCoopers turn out to be true. The hacker says it entered the firm's Corporate Centre offices on the night of Aug. 25 and set about downloading many Romney files.
"Once on the 3rd floor, the team moved down the stairs to the 2nd floor and setup shop in an empty office room. During the night, suite 260 was entered, and all available 1040 tax forms for Romney were copied. A package was sent to the PWC on suite 260 with a flash drive containing a copy of the 1040 files, plus copies were sent to the Democratic office in the county and copies were sent to the GOP office in the county at the beginning of the week also containing flash drives with copies of Romney's tax returns before 2010."
Our man Ken Whitehouse has more details — including a $1 million Bitcoin payoff plan and a Sept. 28 data release date — from the case.