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MHP Announces First Success in its “Warrant Wednesdays” Campaign

Today, the Montana Highway Patrol announced its new Facebook outreach tool designed to use public assistance to help law enforcement officers locate wanted fugitives resulted in its first apprehension. Andrew Jorge Douglas Heiser was arrested last night by the MHP with assistance from the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office near Billings after a citizen posted a…

Montanans Encouraged to Protect Themselves Against Tax ID Theft

In observance of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the Montana Department of Justice encourages Montanans to take steps to keep themselves safe. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information — like your Social Security number — to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also can…

Attorney General Fox Warns Montanans of IRS Impersonation Scam

Today, Attorney General Tim Fox warned Montanans about aggressive and sometimes threatening phone calls from scammers impersonating agents of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These callers are attempting to trick unsuspecting taxpayers into believing they owe tax debt and making payments immediately over the phone. The callers are even going so far as to tell…

Montana Department of Justice Announces National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

The Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction are working together to give Montana students the opportunity to participate in state and national poster contests which focus on the theme: “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” “This program allows Montana fifth-graders to compete in state and national poster contests while giving schools the…

Attorney General’s Office Comments on Latest in Montana-Wyoming Water Case

Today, the Special Master appointed by the United States Supreme Court agreed that Wyoming violated the Yellowstone River Compact to deprive Montana of the full enjoyment of its water rights in the Tongue River. The decision found Wyoming liable for depriving Montana of water in 2004 and 2006, years in which severe drought conditions significantly…

Attorney General Fox Announces National $90 Million Cramming Settlement with T-Mobile

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that his Office of Consumer Protection, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, reached settlements with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that include at least $90 million in payments, and that resolve allegations that…

Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 57 New Officers

At a ceremony this morning in Helena, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 57 new officers who will serve 26 different agencies across the state. The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is operated by the Montana Department of Justice, providing basic and advanced training for state, county, city and tribal law enforcement officers throughout the state.…