Monday, April 16, 2007

Clean Up The Bail Mess | Clean Up The Bail Mess: "If the latest scandal does not inspire legislative leaders to straighten out the bail bond industry, we'd like to know what it will take.

Earlier this month, three New Haven bail bondsmen, Robert Jacobs and his sons Paul and Philip, were arrested by federal authorities and charged with bribery conspiracy for allegedly paying New Haven police officers to hunt down criminal defendants who had skipped on bonds the Jacobses had posted. Two police officers were also arrested.

The arrests seemed to answer a question raised in a stinging 2003 report on the state's bail bond industry by the General Assembly's Program Review and Investigations Committee. "

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