MoveOn.org Political Action, a liberal group, has asked the Department of Justice to investigate whether Mitt Romney violated the law by falsely claiming on a 2011 ethics filing that he was not involved with Bain Capital, the firm he helped found, after 1999, according to The Boston Globe.
In a letter on Thursday to the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, the group cited its own review of public records as evidence that Romney may have violated the False Statements Act, the Globe reports.
The Globe reported in July that Romney may have continued to serve as chief executive and chairman of Bain Capital until as late as 2002, in contrast to the 2011 disclosure, which Romney was required to submit as a presidential candidate, that states that Romney relinquished his standing in the company after Feb. 11 of 1999.
Romney left Bain in 1999 to run the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and claims that he has is not responsible for Bain-owned companies that went bankrupt or laid off workers after that time.
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