MATTHEW BROWN | Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2009 5:05 pm |
Montana's attorney general has launched an investigation into a California company's plan to take over the city of Hardin's $27 million jail, following revelations that the company's lead figure is a convicted felon with a history of fraud.
Michael Hilton, who formed Santa Ana, Calif.-based American Police Force in March, came to Hardin last month promising to fill the city's never-used jail and build an adjacent military and law enforcement training center.
Hilton has a decades-long track record of fraudulent activities and spent several years in a California prison on grand theft charges. The native of Montenegro uses at least 17 aliases.
Attorney General Steve Bullock said Thursday he is asking Hardin officials for all documents related to their dealings with Hilton and American Police Force.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
Candor, your contact with the AG looks like it’s paid off big time!
btw, I smell KLA when I sniff ‘Michael Hilton’:
“...The proceeds of the narcotics trade has enabled the KLA to rapidly develop a force of some 30,000 men. More recently, the KLA has acquired more sophisticated weaponry including anti-aircraft and antiarmor rockets. According to Belgrade, some of the funds have come directly from the CIA “funneled through a so-called “Government of Kosovo” based in Geneva, Switzerland. Its Washington office employs the public-relations firm of Ruder Finn—notorious for its slanders of the Belgrade government”.
Just a hunch, the article refers to the 90’s - but the scumbags were not about to simply die or fade away...
Thanks for the post. This is a very confused post, frankly.
I SUSPECT that someone may have put up some federal funding to bring these guys in there to run the jail, and then unload some Guantanamo prisoners. But that’s just speculation.
It does seem to be the case that the head of this outfit is a crook with a pretty long record. So, if Obama hoped this would solve his Guantanamo problem, he’ll likely have to back out, pretend it never happened, and look elsewhere.
I can’t think of any other explanation for how all that money, the expensive SUVs, etc., got into this. Meantime, I suppose they scrubbed the website because of the boss’s criminal record.