Warrant out for Calif. Con artist with Mont. Ties
October 30, 2009
MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer BILLINGS
An arrest warrant was issued Thursday in California for a convicted felon who recently tried to take over a Montana jail, as jilted investors and a former employee scramble for money they've lost to the long time con artist. Michael Hilton is the lead figure of American Police Force, a California company that tried unsuccessfully to take over a 464- bed jail in Hardin. The warrant for his arrest was issued after he failed to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on a $700,000 civil judgment he owes in a 2000 civil fraud lawsuit. Hilton who elude...