UPDATE: The Twin Rivers Authority website now has a disclaimer on the home page that states:
We welcome anyone to visit our town!
There are no commandos in the streets.
There is no fence or gate being built around Hardin.
People are free to come and go as they please. APF is not running our town or our police force.
The font used is Comic Sans, by the way. Suggestion to the webmaster: Change to a more ‘serious’ font in crisp black on white. – End Update
The man who calls himself ‘Michael Hilton’ has been ‘outed’ by Associated Press.
According to a report released this morning, Hilton’s aliases include Miodrag Dokovich, Michael Hamilton, Hristian Djokich and Michael Djokovich.
AP reports that ‘Hilton’s’ criminal record reaches back to at least 1988, when he was arrested in Santa Ana, California for writing fraudulent checks. He’s an ex-con, who spent six years in the California penal system on numerous charges, including grand theft. In fact, he still owes money there, which may explain his desire to head to Montana.
Didn’t the people of Hardin run a background check on this man? Al Peterson, head of the Twin Rivers Authority that runs the empty ‘money pit’ jail isn’t talking and neither is Becky Shay, who, as an investigative reporter, should know better. At this point, one has to wonder why the people of Hardin haven’t removed Peterson from his plum position. Tiny Hardin had no police force for the past 30 years, so why would anyone there agree to build a $27 M jail?
Right now the American Police Force is sticking out like a sore thumb. They should get packing quickly before a real posse is formed to tar and feather then run them out of town on a rail.
Below if a video from KULR8 television out of Billings, Montana: