LA District Attorney Says He Will Prosecute Criminals Back To Prison

Written by Bail Expert on November 22, 2011 – 9:04 am -

LA Weekly Crime blogger Dennis Romero Monday reported that LA County District Attorney Steve Cooley is extremely unhappy with California’s prison realignment program.

Because the program gives County Sheriffs, such as LA County Sheriff Lee Baca, the authority release incarcerates to home detention or release them early, Romero believes the best solution is to prosecute, prosecute prosecute. A big part of his plan is to ensure that defendants are charged with the most serious charges allowed to ensure that as many offenders as possible will serve their sentences in state prisons.

Some believe this strategy will Read more »

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Van Nuys Bail Agent Goes To Lynwood Jail

Written by 888BailBond Bondsman on February 10, 2011 – 1:58 pm -

A Van Nuys bail bonds agent, Stephanie Diane Johnson, has been charged with a felony of grand theft for embezzlement.

On February 3rd, Johnson was taken into arrested by the California Department of Insurance and taken to the Lynwood Jail, Los Angeles County’s women’s jail.  If convicted, is facing a maximum sentence of three years in prison.

Apparently, Ms. Johnson was allowed to post bail and was released. Johnson’s arraignment is scheduled for March 4th at the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

State Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones said, “A bail bond agent who steals Read more »

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San Francisco Police Chief is Now the District Attorney

Written by 888BailBond Bondsman on January 11, 2011 – 8:34 am -

On Sunday, George Gascon, now former Chief for the San Francisco Police Department, has been named the new District Attorney and is responsible for carrying out the rest of Kamala Harris’s term, as she has now been named California’s attorney general.

George Gascon will be the first Latino to be working as San Francisco’s head prosecutor.

Gascon, a former high-ranking official from the LAPD said, “I’m very honored for the opportunity to serve the people of San Francisco in this new role and look forward to continuing to work together with our community and the other partners in the criminal justice system to make San Francisco the safest large city in the U.S.

According to an interview with Mayor Gavin Newsom, he said after speaking with Read more »

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Deputy Who Arrested Mel Gibson is Suing LA Sheriff’s Department

Written by 888BailBond Bondsman on September 9, 2010 – 7:21 am -

The L.A. Sheriff’s deputy, responsible for the 2006 arrest of Mel Gibson for drunk driving, is suing his department in claims that he’s been ostracized and dismissed for promotions by the department since the arrest took place.

The lawsuit details repercussions for Deputy James Mee’s emotional distress, mental suffering as well as damages for the loss of income, medical bills, and benefits. Mee claims his superiors forced him to remove any reference to anti-semitic slurs by Mr. Gibson.  Furthermore, the racial comments and slurs appeared to have been leaked on a celebrity website.

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Orange County Bail Bondsman Arrested

Written by 888BailBond Bondsman on July 2, 2010 – 1:38 pm -

An Orange County bail bondsman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of conducting illegal business activities by a proposed referrals to attorneys and soliciting business via postcards to inmates. Under California Law, bail bondsmen are prohibited from referring clients to attorneys as well as soliciting bail bond clients. Potential clients must contact the bondsman requesting service.

The defendant, Ronald Lee Brockway is being charged with two felonies for violating regulations of bail licensing. Brockway, if convicted, will lose his bail license and serve time in a state prison for a maximum sentence of three years and eight months.

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L.A. County Sheriff Looks Into Allegations of Arrest Misconduct

Written by Robin Sandoval-March on May 15, 2010 – 8:09 am -

LOS ANGELES, CA — Conflicting reports last week have caused the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to investigate further allegations of misconduct by deputies who were involved in a dismissed drug case.

Tatiana Anjuli Lopez accused deputies of lying  about the details of her arrest, as retaliation for her filing a complaint against them. She and her fiance were arrested in October on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs. 

Lopez’ attorney, Thomas E. Beck, stated, “The crime report was Read more »

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Ex-LAPD-Cop Turned Bondsman Charged Bail Scam

Written by Tonya Rynerson on February 7, 2010 – 8:22 am -

Edwin Sunmin Lee, 39, retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in April 2005 after he confessed to a felony charge for filing a false police report.  (Not sure how he got his bail license, because you’re supposed to have a clean record.)

LAPD Van Nuys Community Police Station SignageSurprise! – now he is allegedly in trouble once more.  The Hacienda Heights area ex-cop-turned-bail-bondsman has plead not guilty to charges that he illegally solicited bail from inmates in local jails.  County District Attorney’s officials have accused Lee of no less than six felony counts.  The incidents that led to his arrest supposedly took place at the Van Nuys jail on or about July 27, 2008 and Feb. 10, 2009.

Ironically, Lee does not have to be bailed out of jail himself (good thing, because Read more »

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