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Arpaio: Obama birth record 'definitely fraudulent'

PHOENIX (AP) - Hawaii officials are again confirming President Barack Obama's citizenship after investigators for an Arizona sheriff's volunteer posse claimed that his birth certificate is a fake.

Members of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's posse said in March that there was probable cause that Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House in April 2011 was a computer-generated forgery.

Now, Arpaio says investigators are positive it's fraudulent.

A special assistant to Hawaii's attorney general says the latest allegations are "untrue, misinformed, and misconstrue Hawaii law."

The Arizona Democratic Party says Arpaio's investigation is intended to draw attention away from problems within his own agency, such as hundreds of sex-crime cases that the sheriff's office failed to adequately investigate over a 3-year period.

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