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Fox announces millions in settlements for MT Volkswagen owners

Fox calls the settlement "welcome news" for VW owners(HELENA)- Attorney General Tim Fox says Montana Volkswagen owners will be entitled to share in a $570-million dollar settlement for the automaker selling cars with illegal emissions software. 

The money comes from a series of state and federal settlements stemming from revelations that Volkswagen was selling diesel vehicles that included "defeat device software" that falsified emissions readings. 

Under the settlement, Volkswagen customers will receive a restitution payment of "at least" $5000, and a choice of having the company buy back their car at the Blue Book value of their car before the scandal, or modifying their cars to meet standards. 

An estimated 2,800 Volkswagen owners are impacted by the settlement here in Montana. 


New head named for Montana State Patrol

(HELENA)- A 21-year veteran trooper has been named as the new head of the Montana Highway Patrol. 

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today he'd appointed Tom Butler to the post with a promotion to colonel. Butler is an MSU graduate and a native of Clancy.

“Since taking office nine months ago, I’ve seen clearly that Tom Butler is a proven leader and administrator,” Attorney General Tim Fox said. “He tackles challenges head-on and gets the job done. He is the right person to take the helm of Montana’s premier law enforcement agency.”

Butler has worked with MHP since 1992. 

He replaces Col. Kenton Hickethier, who resigned at the end of August amid controversy, saying he had made "inappropriate remarks" to some of the people working under him at MHP. 


Fox jumps into Montana AG race

(HELENA)- A veteran atttorney is jumping into the race to be the next Montana Attorney General, formally launching his campaign on Monday.

Helena attorney Tim Fox filed his paperwork with the Montana Commissioner of Political practices, saying he'll run as a Republican for the AG's post. 

“I’m announcing my campaign today as a conservative Republican candidate for Attorney General because it’s time Montanans had a leader in that office who will tackle our state’s challenges head-on,” said Fox.  “Montanans deserve an Attorney General who will join the lawsuit against the job-killing, budget busting federal healthcare law, protect our individual freedoms, and make our kids’ safety a priority by cracking down on sexual offenders."

Fox is a Montana native, born and raised in Hardin who graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in Law and Geology and began practicing in 1987. He has experience as a public agency manager, Constitutional lawyer, Special Assistant Attorney General, corporate general counsel, criminal lawpractitioner, and respected business attorney. He also devotes time for pro bono legal work. 

Fox and his wife live in Montana City. They have four grown children and one grandchild.