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  • CA con man says he still has plans in MT (Hardin - AFP)

    10/16/2009 11:27:44 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 3 replies · 443+ views
    AP/Mercury News ^ | 10-16-09 | Matthew Brown
    A convicted con artist from California who roiled a southeastern Montana community with his unlikely bid to take over its empty jail says he intends to return to the state to pursue a military training center. *snip* The company struck a deal last month with unwitting officials in rural Hardin, Mont. to take over its never-used, 464-bed jail. The plan unraveled after media revelations about Hilton's criminal past sparked an investigation by Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock. In his first interview since the jail proposal's collapse, Hilton tells The Associated Press that his intentions had been honest but his "tainted"...
  • APF spokesperson holds emotional press conference; lawyer quits project

    10/02/2009 11:28:59 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 93 replies · 3,366+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | October 2, 2009 | TOM LUTEY Of The Gazette Staff
    A sobbing spokeswoman for the secretive company occupying the Hardin jail welcomed an investigation by Montana's attorney general Friday and expressed concerns for her own safety amid rumors about her company. Becky Shay, in a 45-minute, wide-ranging press conference during which she occasionally broke into tears, said the California-based American Police Force welcomed an information request made Thursday by Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock. Meanwhile, an attorney involved in the project cut ties with APF Friday and a second company, once named as a subcontractor, denied any involvement. Shay said she hadn't been formally served papers by the attorney...
  • APF head Hilton has criminal past

    09/30/2009 5:46:57 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 26 replies · 1,663+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | September 30, 2009 | RUFFIN PREVOST Gazette Wyoming Bureau
    CODY, Wyo. - Michael Hilton of American Police Force arrived in Hardin with promises of Mercedes police cars and expertise in operating prisons. He delivered the cars last week, but may have learned about prisons following a 1993 conviction for grand theft. Public records from police and state and federal courts in California show that Michael Anthony Hilton, using that name and more than a dozen aliases over several years, is cited in multiple criminal, civil and bankruptcy cases, and was sentenced in 1993 to two years in state prison in California. Hilton pleaded guilty in March 1993 to 14...

    09/29/2009 4:40:17 PM PDT · by Man50D · 225 replies · 10,372+ views ^ | September 29,2009 | Phil Dedrick
    Below is a posting at Resistnet of someone in the town of Hardin, Montana witnessing BO's thugs taking over a town with a civilian police force with the purpose of forcing people to take the swine flu vaccination. The private police force has plans for thirty other town across the U.S. according to the eyewitness account. The eyewitness account is verified by an article at A Good Friend in Montana Subject: OUT OF TIME: CITY OF HARDIN, MT NOW BECOMING A POLICE STATE! TV Ch8 Verified This came to me from a faithful watchman! WE ARE OUT OF TIME!...
  • 'Redneck' town volunteers to be the new Guantanamo

    05/31/2009 7:37:47 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/31/2009 | Toby Harndenin Hardin, Montana
    A Wild West cattle town is desperate to boost its ailing economy by offering its jail as a new home for the inmates of Guantanamo Bay. Senators and congressman from across America have insisted that their states will not accept terrorist suspects in the homeland, but the folk of Hardin, Montana (population: 3,384) are made of sterner stuff. Greg Smith, Hardin's economic development director, volunteered its state-of-the-art prison to the federal government. "This is a dying town," he said. "Businesses here are struggling like there's no tomorrow. But here is a solution that would help us, help the United States...