FORMER ORLEANS PARISH BAIL BONDSWOMAN, TYNEKIA BUCKLEY, CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY
TYNEKIA BUCKLEY, age 41, a resident of New Orleans, was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Unauthorized Access to a Protected Computer today in a one-count Bill of Information, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.
According to court documents, BUCKLEY, who worked as a licensed bail bondswoman in New Orleans from 2004 through 2012, conspired with an un-licensed bail bondsman to give cash and things of value to Lear Enclarde, a former assistant bond clerk in the Orleans Parish Criminal Clerk’s Office, in exchange for Enclarde’s permitting the unlicensed bondsman to use BUCKLEY’S name and bonding license, and to forge BUCKLEY’S signature on official court documents.
According to additional court documents, BUCKLEY conspired with that same un-named and un-licensed bail bondsman to give cash and things of value to Gilishia Garrison, a former assistant bond clerk and a former part-time employee of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office, in exchange for Garrison’s illegal and un-authorized release of criminal defendants from the Orleans Parish Prison.
Both Enclarde and Garrison have pleaded guilty to the conduct charged in the Bill of Information.
If convicted, BUCKLEY faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years, a fine of $250,000 and 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Orleans Police Department, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys Dan Friel and Edward Rivera.
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