Posted by | December 5, 2011 21:56 | Filed under: Top Stories

Almost $100,000 in state funds were used to replace computers in the Massachusetts statehouse at the end of the Romney administration as part of an effort to keep his records secret.

The move during the final weeks of Romney’s administration was legal but unusual for a departing governor, Massachusetts officials say.

The effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008…

When Romney left the governorship of Massachusetts, 11 of his aides bought the hard drives of their state-issued computers to keep for themselves. Also before he left office, the governor’s staff had emails and other electronic communications by Romney’s administration wiped from state servers, state officials say.

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