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MT DOJ Launches Email Notification System for Offender Registry

Today, the Montana Department of Justice announced a new service that allows the public to be automatically notified by email whenever a sexual or violent offender moves into a zip code of interest to subscribers. This new service is part of Montana’s Sexual or Violent Offender Registry (SVOR) website, which is maintained by the department’s…

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…