Complaint Review: Dallas County Bail Bond Board
Dallas County Bail Bond Board The Dallas County Bail Bond Board dallas Texas
*Author of original report: No WRONG
In 2011 the Dallas Morning News printed a news story stating that the Dallas County Baill Bond Board had not collected 35 million dollars in outstanding bond forfeitures from their licensed bail bondsmen. At the time dallas had 39 licensed bondsmen. One of them owned a nice little company that he had ran for over 28 years. It was called Superior Bail Bonds. The gentlemen that owned the company was well liked in the community, came from an amazing family, and had his own family of wife and two children. He was known to be extremely generous with his employees and was generally loved by most that knew him.
When the story hit Dallas the Dallas County Bail Bond Board (dcbbb) reacted with shock and total embarassment. You can read the story here: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2011/07/09/bail-bonding-is-a-lucrative-largely-unregulated-practice-for-some-dallas-county-attorneys
After this glaring report came out, the dcbbb reacted with what can only be seen as a "witch hunt" and holding secret phone conferences and decided the best way to handle this would be to sacrifice one of the bondsmen and "set an example" (words taken from the official transcript) of one of them.
Scott Jones, a rather sleazy man, that had hassled the owner's employees and even one of his grown children to "make him do what is right". Jones was watching Fred night and day. It seemed to many people that were there at the time that he seemed almost determined to take Fred down.
In the winter of that same year, Superior Bonding came up for it's 24 month review at the DCBBB. At these hearings each licensed bail bondsman is asked "do you have any outstanding judgments?", which, legally meant in the county that you are licenced.
ONLY being licensed in Dallas County, Fred, as he had done for 28 years simply replied "no". His license, as always, was renewed.
In January (just 4 weeks later) Fred was approached in the halls of the Courthouse by Jones who said "hey, you gotta hearing coming up buddy". (Jones appeared to everyone to despise Fred) . Fred replied with a shocked "okay".
The notice said "you are hereby ordered to appear before the dcbbb at a hearing to determine whether or not your license should be revoked". He was in shock. He combed thru his records, spoke to others and was NOT aware of anything he could have done to warrant this.
He was finally informed that Jones was accusing him of "LYING" to the dcbbb at his license renewal hearing. He was in shock.
The attorney on the board, David Finney, had recently moved to Ellis County, Texas. It would later be made known that Mr. X had two small outstanding judgments in Ellis County that he had NOT been made aware of. However, being licensed in Dallas County, this was not an issue. Mr. X paid the forfeitures that same afternoon, in cash.
Bottom line: The dcbbb PERMANENTLY REVOKED the license of Mr. X leaving him devastated and with no income.
What ensued beyond that can only be called acts of criminal behaviour by the various member of local government. Courts were traded, witnesses lied, attorneys of Mr.X were hassled, even past employees of his were threatened. ALL OTHER LICENSED BAIL BONDSMEN (AND WOMEN) HAD THEIR LICENSES RENEWED WITHOUT HESITATION.
BOTTOM LINE: EVERY LICENSED BONDSMAN IN DALLAS COUNTY HAD A COMBINED AVERAGE OF $10,000 in OUTSTANDING JUDGMENTS AT THE TIME OF THEIR RELINCENSING HEARINGS AND WERE NOT GIVEN ANY SANCTIONS.
and that, folks, is the defiintion of a witch hunt.
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