Monday, March 26, 2007

Bail bondsmen arrested linked to charged officer, Connecticut News and Weather - Bail bondsmen arrested linked to charged officer: "Three New Haven bail bondsmen were charged with bribery Tuesday in an investigation that also resulted in the arrest of two New Haven police officers.

The three are identified as Robert Jacobs, Paul Jacobs, and Philip Jacobs of Jacobs Bail Bonds of New Haven.

According to a former employee of the Jacobs who did not want to be identified they had several ways to skirt the law, not just with police. She claims she was paid thousands of dollars to pick up potential customers and negotiate deals with them. She had no license And knew it wasn't legal. She was paid under the table and in cash.

'It depends on the bond,' the woman said. 'One bond, he collected ten-thousand on it and paid me 37-hundred.'

Her job was to stand outside the police department and the courthouses, steering family members towards the Jacobs bail bondsman. She says she worked primarily with Phil Jacobs and negotiated prices well below what's legally allowed, which is seven-percent of the amount of the bail."

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