Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme
June 26th, 2013
09:40 PM ET
10 months ago

Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme

Washington (CNN) - A Tennessee man was indicted Wednesday, accused of making a false claim that he had obtained tax returns for then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and then trying to extort money for them, federal prosecutors said.

Michael Mancil Brown, 34, of Franklin is charged with six counts of wire fraud and six counts of extortion. It was not immediately clear Wednesday whether Brown had an attorney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes • Tennessee
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    Willard is a rat who should have produced his tax returns (himself), but there's no excuse for this type of criminal behavior ever.

    June 26, 2013 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Mitt Romney 2016 ?

    June 27, 2013 01:49 am at 1:49 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    I think it is the time to make needed laws making all these guys bring back all the illegal money from Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Swiss accounts etc,. It is a black-money–tax it.

    June 27, 2013 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    People who try to subvert the electoral process with fraud, should lose their citizenship.

    June 27, 2013 07:40 am at 7:40 am |