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WTRF.com UPDATE: Ohio Democrats Announce Criminal Investigation Into Alleged Illegal Romney Campaign Funds

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Monday morning Ohio Democrats announced they believe enough evidence of coercion and money laundering exists to launch a criminal investigation into Murray Energy Corporation.

Ohio Democrats say Murray expects his employees and vendors to make contributions to the Romney campaign and other Ohio republicans. The criminal investigation is being filed in the Northern district of the U.S. District Attorney's office. 

Mitt Romney held a rally at Murray Energy's Century Mine back in August. Miners were allegedly told to attend the rally without being paid. Murray Energy denies this claim. WTRF.com is expecting a response from Murray Energy Corporation.