Monday, June 11, 2007

Bail Bonds News Roundup, June 8, 2007

Bail Bonds News Roundup, June 8, 2007 - Bail Bond Agent Directory: "It's been a strange week. This week, staff read every type of news story, from stories of bondsmen cleared of charges to a bizarre kidnapping. The industry news stories that caught our eye this week were:

Bounty Hunters Zone in on James 'Whitey' Bulger for $1m Prize
UNITED KINGDOM - James 'Whitey' Bulger is an organized crime boss, part of the Irish underground in Boston, Massachusetts. Or, at least, he was until 1995 when he fled the United States to avoid indictment. Whitey was allegedly part of a $350 million art theft and was tipped off regarding his imminent indictment by John Connolly, an FBI agent working for him. Connolly is now in jail, but Whitey is still at large. He is wanted on multiple charges, including charges relating to organized crime, 19 murders, drug offenses, extortion, money laundering, and possibly others. Whitey committed the bulk of his crimes in the 1970s and 1980s, but his offenses are serious enough that even after all this time he is in the FBI's top ten most-wanted list. Thanks to a $1 million bounty, Whitey is also extremely interesting to bounty hunters, who have been searching the Canary Islands for him..."

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