Bizarre ransom sought for Romney's tax records
The Kansas City Star
Television dramas and movies have been made over kidnappers seeking ransoms after they’ve snatched people. But tax records?
That’s just too bizarre. Yet, the Secret Service is investigating the reported theft of copies of the federal tax records of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. It resulted from the break-in at an accounting office, The Associated Press reports.
Someone claiming responsibility is demanding $1 million or the records will be made public. Romney has declined to release more of his income tax returns, prompting Republicans and Democrats to wonder whether the multimillionaire candidate has something to hide.
The document hostage-taking and ransom request only feeds people’s suspicions.