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Cohen's treasurer alleges forgery

The former treasurer for [New Hampshire] state Sen. Burt Cohen's defunct U.S. Senate campaign said he believes someone forged his signature on two campaign finance reports and a campaign letter that bear his name.

Cohen, a Democrat from New Castle, dropped out of the race for Republican Judd Gregg's U.S. Senate seat last week after concerns about "the accuracy and completeness" of certain campaign finance transactions were raised, according to Marc Elias, Cohen's lawyer.

John Buchalski, a 74-year-old Portsmouth resident tapped by Cohen to be his campaign treasurer, confirmed on Wednesday that some campaign-related documents bearing his signature were not signed by him.

This information comes to light as former campaign workers attempt to reconcile those reports with the campaign's bank account, and to locate Cohen's former campaign manager, Jesse D. Burchfield, of Portsmouth. -- Cohen aide alleges forgery (Portsmouth Herald)