Hunter S. Thompson pal Montgomery Chitty loses appeal over “vindictive” cocaine sentence


In his heyday, Montgomery Chitty was a prominent Aspen resident and pal of area celebrities such as the late Hunter S. Thompson and Ed Bradley.
Lately, however, he’s been hanging out with inmates, owing to his conviction in relation to a cocaine operation that ran between Aspen and L.A. for years — and his attempt to get his twenty-year sentence tossed or reduced was rejected after he failed to convince a judge the punishment was influenced by “mean spirited retaliation.” The Latest Word has more.