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January 10, 2013

Probe of suspicious signatures scrapped

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“You don’t need a handwriting expert, you don’t need a specialist,” Cuff said. “If you look at them, you know that they’re fraudulent. My 9-year-old daughter looked at it and she knows it’s fraudulent.”

He added, “Most importantly, how we are going to go forward to conduct future elections, particularly an upcoming mayoral election, knowing that the city election department is corrupt?”

Rice, the forensic handwriting expert, said he stood by his analysis. He expressed surprise that the investigation Galvin promised stopped at Tejeda’s denial of wrongdoing.

“I would expect him to deny that he authored the signatures,” Rice said. “In 35 years, I don’t think I’ve had anyone acknowledge that they (committed) forgery.”

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