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Monday, November 13, 2006

Update-Felon Bondsman Arrested

11/9/2006-Donald E. Christian, a Missouri licensed bail bond agent, was arrested yesterday on Lincoln County charges for a class D felony involving a controlled substance. According to the Lincoln County prosecutor’s office, Christian attempted to purchase a controlled substance from an undercover agent. Christian is another convicted felon with a bail bond license and has been licensed under Jack Allison since 2005. He was convicted of felony cocaine charges in Montgomery County in 1998 and sentenced to three years in the MO Department of Corrections. Execution of his sentence was suspended, and he ordered to serve five years probation and 60 days shock time.

Christian’s bond was set at $10,000 cash only yesterday. Today the bond was reduced to $10,000 surety and Christian posted bond with another agent working for Jack Allison.

Christian’s previous felony conviction was profiled last year in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, after the ST-PD investigated felons in the Missouri bail bond industry.

It is unknown how Christian obtained a bail bond license and how he kept it. According to the DIFP website, Christian was licensed after the 15-year clause (Lee Clause) for felony convictions went into effect on January 1, 2005. The DIFP records show that Christian was licensed on 3/17/2005 and his 1998 felony conviction was well within the 15-year window. Insurance Director Dale Finke ordered a review of all bail bond licenses after Virgil Lee Jackson was arrested in October 2005. It seems Christian's license should have been flagged in the review. There is no pending disciplinary action against Christian's license at this time.

Update: 11/13/2006 The Missouri Department of Insurance has filed a complaint with the Administrative Hearing Commission against Christian. The complaint seeks permission to discipline Christian’s license because he is a convicted felon.

2 comments:

  1. Donald E. Christian8/19/2007 10:02 AM

    I didnt see the post where all charges were dropped because donald christian was there to revoke a bond not to buy drugs and lincoln countys finest had it all f--ked up. But why would i considering you never get the whole story any where else on this website either.

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  2. Actually, I did report that the Lincoln County charges against Christian were dropped. If you read the post dated June 12, 2007, I wrote, "In November of last year, Christian was arrested in Lincoln County on new charges. Those charges were later dropped."

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