The Billings Gazette
Tuesday, Oct 6th, 2009
HELENA – Michael Hilton, the self-styled “Captain Mike” and California felon who founded the private security firm seeking to run an empty jail in Hardin, has been summoned back to court in California over an unpaid judgment in a fraud lawsuit.
California Superior Judge Andrew Kauffman on Friday ordered Hilton, who has also gone by more than a dozen aliases, to appear at an Oct. 29 Los Angeles County hearing where he’s been asked to provide a stack of financial documents, including details of who has paid for his recent trips to Hardin.
Hilton and several of his former associates owe close to $700,000 as a result of a nine-year-old judgment in a fraud case stemming from investments Hilton and others collected for an independent-living center in California that they never built.
The judgment is one of several against Hilton, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Serbia, which total about $1.1 million.
All calls to Hilton’s California work phone number were referred to Becky Shay, the Hardin spokeswoman for American Police Force. Shay did not respond to requests for comment for this story.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 4:45 am