UPDATE: St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office investigates forgery accusations

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- There is new information in the controversy surrounding St. Joseph County’s Democratic Party.

Democrats are accused of forging ballot petition signatures during the 2008 Presidential Primary.

Chairman Butch Morgan stepped down yesterday amidst the scandal.

The party's headquarters downtown South Bend was closed on Tuesday when we stopped by.

Brad King with the Indiana Election Commission told us whoever is responsible could face a stiff punishment.

"Knowingly submitting a false petition of nomination or a presidential primary petition in particular is subject to Class D Felony penalties which would be up to five years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000, or both, said King.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating.

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