Skip to comments.Factsheet on American Police Force mystery
Posted on 10/01/2009 7:30:25 AM PDT by fugazi
American Police Force (APF)
- APF was incorporated in California in March, soon after Hardin leaders desperately announced that the empty jail could be used for Guantanamo Bay terrorism detainees. - APF claims to be a private security company, but does not show up in existing government contract databases. - APF claims to have "rapid response units awaiting our orders worldwide" and that it can field a battalion-sized team of special forces soldiers "within 72 hours." - APF says they have between 16 and 28 people in the U.S. and 1,600 contractors worldwide. - Defense Department, State Department, and security industry representatives say they have never heard of APF. - APF does not show up in federal government contractor databases. - APF's logo is a Serbian coat of arms. - APF's Washington DC office is a 'virtual' office building - A spokeswoman for the building said American Police Force never completed its application to use the address. - Also in the building is the Uighur American Association - 22 Uighurs were detained in Guantanamo, having been trained in al Qaeda terrorist camps
- APF plans to operate a training facility for military and law enforcement in addition to the jail. - APF announced that they would begin construction of their training facility last week, and that the facility would be ready this fall. - Two weeks after city officials claimed to have signed an operating agreement with the city, the agreement was yet to be signed. - The training facility will cost $17 million and cover 5,000 to 10,000 acres - Hardin officials say that Montana prevented its efforts to find prisoners, but Montana Department of Corrections is not involved.
COMMANDEERING JURISDICTION APF officials arrived in town on three Mercedes Benz SUVs bearing Hardin Police Dept. markings. - Hardin has not had a police force in 30 years. - The Big Horn sheriff's office has jurisdiction - No contract has been signed with APF - and the contract is only supposed to cover the jail - When asked how this happened, Two Rivers Authority (TRA) vice president Al Peterson answered: "I have no idea. I really don't because that's not been a part of any of the discussions we've had with any of them." - Peterson continued: "That was never in the contract to begin with. I think it was on a wish list of what Captain Michael wanted to do here."
"CAPTAIN HILTON A/K/A"...
- "Captain Michael Hilton", who was the apparent spokesman of APF is from Montenegro (former Yugoslavia republic) - "Hilton" has multiple aliases such as Miodrag Dokovich, Michael Hamilton, Hristian Djokich and Michael Djokovich - Court documents show Hilton has outstanding judgments against him in three civil cases totaling more than $1.1 million. - No one that knows "Hilton" has heard of his military expertise, or his advisory role in Iraq and Afghanistan.
ATTORNEY - APF's attorney is Maziar Mafi, an Iranian-American - Filed petition to the White House in 1999 seeking to waive fingerprinting for the Iranian soccer team upon arrival to the US - Called APF a fledgling spin-off of a major security firm founded in 1984. But Mafi declined to name the parent firm or provide details on how the company will finance its jail operations. - Hired only a month ago
JOBS - APF said that 80% of the employees 200 positions would be local hires - Did not host a job fair that they promised (rescheduled for October) - The only local hire has been Becky Shay, a reporter from the Billings Gazette who had been covering the APF story. - Despite a pledge for transparency, Shay avoided answering questions regarding where APF was getting their money. - APF also offered a job to Kerri Smith (a candidate for mayor) if she loses the race. - Kerri's husband is Greg Smith, the executive director for TRA who helped craft the deal to bring American Police Force to Hardin. - Kerri Smith said of the mystery and lack of answers: "Don't panic, just go with the flow and everything will be fine." - Greg Smith was placed on paid leave an no one - ot even his wife - will explain why.
They are hoping to sign the contract by Friday night (2 October).
The attorney also ran for Congress as a Democrat.
Balkans- Red Flag
Suspecting an Islamic Front paramilitary organization that could try to impose Sharia Law and gain a foothold in a very conservative state.
I sense a new business opportunity in Hardin. Tar and feather vending.
Lucky for the idiots running the place, the bondholders have the final say on the contract for control of the prison. The authority that built it is in default, so the bondholders can veto any deal.
Gaining a small foothold.........more to come...
Kerri Smith... “Don’t panic, just go with the flow and everything will be fine.”
Nothing to see here...Move along......
This is the wrong approach for an islamic paramilitary. They would come in under the radar and quietly begin to take over things. It would be nearly done before anyone noticed.
This appears to be an attempt to impress the yokels and make them think they are dealing with some major powerbrokers.
APF acts like the “stolen valor” liars who always claim that they operated in military units so secret that their military service records were doctored to make it look like they spent three years working in a motor pool instead of the Marine Special Delta Ranger Seals brigade.
Shhhhh. Nobody's supposed to know about that unit.
Better rise up montana. you fixing to be screwed big time.
O.K. Let’s hear some bona fides on the American Victory institute. Who are they? Are they legit?
American Police Force is a Blackwater Front Company
here is the APF website screenshot http://www.prisonplanet.com/images/october2009/011009shot1.jpg
here is the domain registry for XE (Blackwater)
Technically if the laws in MT are the same as in TX, shouldn’t they have been arrested for impersonating police officers?
The link below provides all we need to know about the clown running the AFP Scam:
Well, not only did he promise to house the Gitmo prisoners but also give them band instruments. How could we pass on a deal like that?"
Tour of the facility:
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