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Message from the Nominating Committee Chair
Gene Newman

PBUS
Call for Nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors
Nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors must be sent to Gene Newman no later than Friday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. EST in order to be listed on the pre-printed ballots. Newman's email address is bailsouth@aol.com. For complete election information and requirements go to www.pbus.com.
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State Association News
Associated Bail Agents of Tulsa (ABAT) will have a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 24; 11 a.m. at David L. Moss Center/Training room.

Pre-licensing education #3 at Oklahoma Bondsman Association on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 3-4, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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New monitoring program aims to keep youths out of Rikers Island
The New York Times
Youths accused of felonies will be tracked and monitored with smartphones and electronic bracelets instead of awaiting trial in jail under a new program created by the Manhattan district attorney's office.
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Group suggests overhaul of state bail bond system
Albuquerque Journal
A committee appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court is recommending that the state Constitution be amended to allow judges to keep violent criminal defendants in jail without bail if they are a flight risk or pose a significant danger to an individual or the community.
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Key suspect in insider trading hack ordered back to jail
Bloomberg
A key suspect in the global insider trading scheme revealed by U.S. prosecutors was ordered back to jail in a rare fight between federal judges about whether he can remain free.
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Bail bondsman accused of rape denied bond
WAVY-TV
A local bail bondsman accused of raping his client will stay behind bars, for now. A judge recently denied bond for Jon Stiffler. "There are going to be a lot of facts that are alleged that are in dispute," said Stiffler's attorney, Steven Miyares. What's in dispute is what happened in Stiffler's Norfolk home on the night of June 28. Police say it was the sight of a horrific crime, but Stiffler says that's not the case.
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Licensing disparity among states can be a bureaucratic mess, drag on economy
Omaha.com
In jobs as varied as bank executive, bounty hunter and plumber, the lack of licensing standardization across state lines is creating employment barriers for the nation's increasingly mobile workforce, according to a new White House report.
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