HONOLULU (AP) - Neil Abercrombie is condemning a forged letter that alleged corruption by his opponent for Hawaii governor, Mufi Hannemann. The letter purportedly came from Russell Figueiroa, president of engineering firm RM Towill Corp., who posted a statement on his company's website denying it came from him. Figueiroa is a Hannemann supporter.
Abercrombie said Thursday the forged letter is a despicable, juvenile act that degrades the political system. Hannemann spokesman David Wilson said the letter is a last-minute smear against the former mayor, just a few weeks before the September 18 Democratic primary.
Wilson called the letter an "organized hit" because it was funded and mailed to many voters. He didn't name who he thought the letter came from.
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