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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…

Missoula County in Compliance with 2014 Agreement on Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Attorney General Tim Fox and Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst announced today that the Missoula County Attorney’s Office is in compliance with the provisions of last year’s June agreement regarding sexual assault prosecutions. Fox and Pabst have also met to discuss how the offices can continue to work together on this important issue. The agreement,…

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…

Attorney General Approves Sale of Community Medical Center

Charitable asset proposal still under review Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox approved the sale of Community Medical Center in Missoula to a joint venture consisting of Billings Clinic and RegionalCare Hospital Partners. The proposed transaction had been under review since September. The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection is still reviewing the proposal for…