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Hamilton pastor alleges selective prosecution

HELENA (AP) — A Montana pastor charged with securities fraud claims he's a victim of selective prosecution by state officials who routinely denigrate conservative Christians.

Harris Himes of Hamilton asked District Judge Loren Tucker in court papers to order Auditor Monica Lindeen to produce office documents he says will bolster his argument that the $150,000 fraud case should be dismissed, Lee Newspapers of Montana reported Tuesday.

The papers filed Monday include information from two former employees in Lindeen's office, one of whom allegedly said she was appalled by the unethical actio...

 

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