The Sparta Bail Bonding Company can no longer make bonds anywhere in the 13th Judicial District including DeKalb County.
The company had been accused of using unlicensed agents to make bonds in Putnam County and Judge Leon Burns, Jr. issued the ruling last week following a hearing over that matter in Criminal Court.
The company, which had been in business for about eighteen years, has recently been in trouble financially, having filed for bankruptcy.
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District Attorney General Randy York told WJLE Friday that his concern is that the integrity of the court system is protected. However no criminal charges are expected to be brought against anyone associated with the company. "In April of this year, it came to the court's attention that they were using unlicensed individuals to help make bonds in Putnam County and at that time the court suspended their privileges of making bonds in Putnam County. Then it came to the court's attention that a petition and bankruptcy had been filed by the owner of Sparta Bail Bonding and at that time the court put down an order suspending their right to make any bonds anywhere in the 13th Judicial District. So a hearing was held last Thursday and the court found that they had in fact allowed unlicensed individuals to make bonds in Putnam County and also that they were insolvent. As a result, Judge Burns issued an order prohibiting them from making any additional bonds throughout the 13th Judicial District. I was impressed with the fact that our courts are very interested in preserving and protecting the integrity of the courts and moving forward with this."