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Obama campaign accused of running illegal phone bank in Greenburgh

President Obama's re-election team is under fire in Westchester County amid allegations it operated an illegal phone bank out of Greenburgh Town Hall.

Westchester Republicans say campaign staffers used the facility nine times over the past three months, as recently as last week. Doug Colety, chairman of the county's GOP faction, said campaign finance issues are at stake and that taxpayers are being ripped off. He has since called on New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, a Democrat, has denied any wrongdoing. He said anyone, regardless of political background, can use the hall free of charge. However, he has asked the Obama campaign for reimbursement, which was paid in the form of a $900 check.

Feiner said he also has offered Mitt Romney's election team access to the building.

Schneiderman's office could not be reached for comment.

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