NJ Bounty Hunter Admits Covering Up Bribes
A northern New Jersey bounty hunter has admitted to being part of a scheme to file false documents to earn higher fees for rounding up fugitives.
Trevor Williams pleaded guilty Friday to fabricating physical evidence and hindering apprehension. He faces a year in jail.
The 39-year-old Jersey City resident admitted attempting to covering up $92,000 in bribes to an insurance executive.
The state Attorney General's Office alleges Williams' employer, bounty hunter Adel Mikhaeil of Jersey City, paid sheriff's officers to sign false documents showing the fugitives were at large when they were caught when they actually were in the custody of law enforcement.
Bounty hunters get a higher fee for catching fugitives who are at large, which also saves money for the insurance company that insured the bail bonds.
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