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Bail Bonds News Roundup, Feb. 19, 2007

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The staff at has been busy looking at the week’s news and has come across a number of interesting and important news stories. The week was full of industry news and even some scandal:

New Orleans Newspapers Reporting on a Wave of Bail Business
Bail bondsmen and criminal attorneys have a busy week, thanks to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. According to bail professionals and attorneys, Carnival time in the Big Easy sees more tourists arrested – often for misdemeanours such as lewdness, public indecency, public drunkenness, and possession of marijuana – and fewer locals being arrested. Some attorneys and bail bondsmen actually leave town at this time of year, since tourists tend to pose a high flight risk, but those who stay report lots of business, according to New Orleans newspapers.

Hidalgo County Bail Computer Snafu Might Have Been an Inside Job
Last week, reported that a computer glitch effectively shut down several bail businesses, after it was revealed that the computer problem may have allowed some bail professionals to inadvertently take on more business than they could cover. This week, the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating claims that officers at the county’s detention center ma"

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