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APF Changes Name, Logo & Website To “Diffuse Tension”

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posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 11:42 AM

APF Changes Name, Logo & Website To "Diffuse Tension"

In response to growing criticism and suspicion, American Police Force has changed its name, changed its logo and altered several areas of its website in an attempt to “diffuse tension” surrounding the private paramilitary organization that wants to take over law enforcement duties while bossing a $27 million dollar detention facility in Hardin, Montana.

Following threats of legal action on behalf of the government of Serbia against APF for using a near copy of the Serbian Coat of Arms, on Sunday the logo was changed although it still remains a double-headed eagle, which is widely accept
(visit the link for the full news article)

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[edit on 5-10-2009 by Roadblockx]

[edit on 5/10/2009 by Mirthful Me]

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 11:42 AM
The city of Hardin signed a 10 year deal with this company and its owner who is a known felon and has outstanding civil judgements against him! Here is a description from

APF’s founder, Michael Hilton, who ascribes himself the title “Captain” and speaks with an eastern European accent, has been at the center of the controversy after initially refusing to reveal his surname to reporters or even officials he was negotiating contracts with.

It has now emerged that “Michael Hilton” is merely the latest incarnation of a man previously known as Miodrag Dokovich, Michael Hamilton, Hristian Djokich and Michael Djokovich.

Hilton, who was born in the south-eastern European country Montenegro, is a “convicted felon with a number of aliases, a string of legal judgments against him, two bankruptcies and a decades-long reputation for deals gone bad,” according to an Associated Press report.

Just an awful example of waste and throwing more money into a big, black hole. Speaking of wastes:

Al Peterson, vice president of Hardin's Two Rivers Authority, which built the jail, declined to comment on Hilton's legal troubles. He refused to say if he knew about Hilton's past when the authority reached a 10-year agreement with American Police Force last month.

The deal is worth more than $2.6 million a year, according to city leaders.

Hilton has also pledged to build a $17 million military and law enforcement training center. And he's promised to dispatch security to patrol Hardin's streets, build an animal shelter and a homeless shelter and offer free health care to city resident's out of the jail's clinic.

Lofty goals.....

History-Biography of the APPF Owner

Michael Hilton pitched himself to officials in Hardin, Mont. as a military veteran turned private sector entrepreneur, a California defense contractor with extensive government contracts who promised to turn the rural city's empty jail into a cash cow.

Hardin's leaders were desperate to fill the $27 million jail, which has sat empty since its 2007 completion.

So when Hilton came to town last week — wearing a military-style uniform and offering three Mercedes SUVs for use by local law enforcement — he was greeted with hugs by some grateful residents. The promise of more than 200 new jobs for a community struggling long before the recession hit had won them over.

But public documents and interviews with Hilton's associates and legal adversaries offer a different picture, that of a convicted felon with a number of aliases, a string of legal judgments against him, two bankruptcies and a decades-long reputation for deals gone bad.

American Police Force is the company Hilton formed in March to take over the Hardin jail.

"Such schemes you cannot believe," said Joseph Carella, an Orange County, Calif. doctor and co-defendant with Hilton in a real estate fraud case that resulted in a civil judgment against Hilton and several others.

"The guy's brilliant. If he had been able to do honest work, he probably would have been a gazillionaire," Carella said.

Court documents show Hilton has outstanding judgments against him in three civil cases totaling more than $1.1 million.

As for Hilton's military expertise, including his claim to have advised forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, those interviewed knew of no such feats. Instead, Hilton was described alternately by those who know him as an arts dealer, cook, restaurant owner, land developer, loan broker and car salesman — always with a moneymaking scheme in the works.

ref. here

So this guy is no boy scout and it looks like he is really up to no good. Easily influenced, no morals and no loyalty to the US. So why is he getting these contracts. Should would be a great place to put people that were sick..... What's the word.... Quarantine?

[bold] Why Build It??[/bold]
An article from the local Billings newspaper shows that the Yellowstone County Sheriff's office oversees the jail in Billings. In the article, they mention a lot of reasons to launch the project but no money to move forward with it or any unity amongst the leaders in the state.

Article from Billings' newspaper

Complete list of articles relating to the jail project.

This "company" is run by a felon who is no stranger to moving money around, manipulating situations, lieing or breaking the law. He creates a company that stretches the truth and mentions having training contracts with Xe (which appears to be false). This $27m jail sits empty but why was it ever built? Maybe that is the question...

Jail project was managed by Two Rivers Authority link

**More research to be posted shortly**

Unknown value or where these pieces fit (if they even matter)

  1. CiviGenics Inc is the name of the company that runs jails in MT, OH and TX. They were also supposed to be the contractor running the Hardin Jail
  2. CivGenics Inc is a subsidariry of Community Education Centers, Inc. link
  3. Only group that has expressed interest in the jail is a local tribe
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 5-10-2009 by Roadblockx]

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 05:35 PM
reply to post by Roadblockx

Don't have anything specific to add just yet but I think you should continue this research.

This guy seems like he is bad for America, something should be done by Americans, at the very least, an investigation into it.

Keep digging, more is surfacing all the time.

posted on Oct, 5 2009 @ 05:54 PM
reply to post by Roadblockx

The CT in me says this is a psyop experiment in how will the public react to a paramilitary force in their town. Start small in a small town then if it works out.....Denver. Is this the wave of the future where the sheriff and cops are actually a business controlled by who knows who; Blackwater? Wackenhut?
With no oversite by anyone except their mysterious bosses;

Instead of elected by the populace or appointed by elected officials.

I don't like it one bit. It looks more like 1984 everyday.

It's a brave new world, welcome to the monkey house!!!

[edit on 5-10-2009 by whaaa]

posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 12:35 AM
IMO, that Michael Hilton or whatever alias he goes by, is a con man and felon. I think it's just another moneymaking scam on his part. He managed to pull the wool over the Hardin town council, who obviously didn't check into his background.

The website is full of BS. It seems they can do everything except cure cancer. They do everything from Convoy security to P.I. stuff like investigating husbands? Gimme a break. Looks like he took bits and pieces of other website and incorporated them into the APF site.

He's a scam artist and charlatan as his 20+ year criminal record shows. I hope i'm right and that something else nefarious isn't afoot.

posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 12:44 AM
Don't forget the original article said that 30 towns were implementing such patrol groups. They may be in other small towns now going under a different name.

Instead of being involved in police patrol, the other forces may be the "relocation specialists" used by code enforcement departments when they condemn people's homes because utilities are being turned off when they can't pay.

posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 12:50 AM
reply to post by whaaa

you just hit the one million dollar question! love to see fellow atsers on top of their game. it is nothing but an experiment to see what the people of the united states will do. so far i am very proud of what hardin montana is doing. as well as the health workers not taking the vacinations. people can say what they want but this thug would of never gotten them contracts if there wasnt a reason for it. being a contractor myself, lol i have an idea what this company had to do to get them contracts going! keep up the good fight peeps!

posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 03:26 AM
Awesome find by the OP and Alex Jones. OMG he's earned his keep in one breathtaking story.

I read and watched most of the info so far. Keep posting links and updates as I don't have time to follow this closely.

Extremely intriguing! Would make a good movie?

posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 03:08 PM
Wow! Thanks for the positive feedback. I have to admit I haven't checked back because I thought for sure no one would be interested.

Stupid me.

I will dig back into the story and follow up with a call to the lady who wrote one of the stories. I have it programmed into my phone and will see what I can get from her.

More to come!!

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