The attorney general of Montana has suspended a short-lived probe of the American Private Police Force, saying that “Captain” Michael Hilton’s failure to answer the AG’s questions “speaks volumes about his company’s legitimacy.”
Attorney General Steve Bullock released this statement last night:
When we opened our investigation into American Police Force a week and a half ago, it was our goal to guarantee that no Montanans were taken advantage of or conned by this company.
Because Michael Hilton and American Police Force will not be doing business in Montana and because I’m unaware of any Montanans who have been harmed financially by this company, our goal has been achieved and we have suspended our inquiry.
In our investigation, my office requested that American Police Force produce basic information to support the claims it had been making. Mr. Hilton’s failure to answer these simple questions about his company speaks volumes about his company’s legitimacy.
Meanwhile, in the tradition of the best hustlers, it appears that Hilton bilked a local inn owner — a $1,000 check he wrote her bounced, she says. But she was charmed, simply charmed, by the Serbian-born APPF official.
“I just find it hard to read what I’ve read and believe it was the same person,” Marcianna Smith told the Billings Gazette. She told the paper Hilton was nice to her cat, adding: “For some reason, I’m not holding any ill will.”