Convict files claim in Pitkin County |

Convict files claim in Pitkin County

Charles Agar
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO, Colorado

ASPEN ” A white-collar criminal in the Supermax federal penitentiary in Florence, Colo. recently hand-wrote his own civil case and filed it in district court in Pitkin County.

From his prison cell, Montgomery Carl Akers, 49, originally of San Francisco, acted as his own attorney and scribed his case on paper, in blue pen.

Akers alleges that a handful of people ” none from Pitkin County ” wrote some $627,836 in checks from his Wells Fargo bank account.

The four-page filing claims the harmful act to him began in another state but caused injury to him in Colorado, and that’s why he’s asking for a venue here.

It’s not the first time Akers has made financial deals from behind bars.

Akers was convicted in 2006 of defrauding a woman from his prison cell by convincing her he was starting a mortgage brokerage, according to a November 2006 article in the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Akers was in prison in 2000 when he contacted the woman. When jailers discovered his activity, they moved Akers to another prison, but that didn’t stop him from pulling another, similar scam.

Akers was charged with wire fraud in 2006, earning himself an extra 27 years in federal prison.

He is scheduled for release from federal prison in 2028.

Officials at the Pitkin County Courthouse said it would be up to a district court judge to determine if the case was valid in Pitkin County.