BY PETER ASELTINE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a bounty hunter who formerly lived in Jersey City pleaded guilty today to conspiring in a scheme to have sheriff’s officers sign false documents so he could collect additional fees by claiming to capture fugitives who had already been apprehended by police. He paid the sheriff’s officers for their aid. Two sheriff’s officers previously pleaded guilty to official misconduct and are awaiting sentencing.
The bounty hunter, Adel Mikhaeil, 50, who now lives in Stroudsburg, Pa., also admitted that he paid bribes to an insurance company executive and an employee of a company that locates fugitives for bail bond insurers in return for giving him more business.