Bondsmand Pleads Guilty of Fraud

A man from Opelousas could face up to 5 years in prison for concealing his bail bonds business while he was going through bankruptcy proceedings.

Kirby L. Daigle pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement under penalty of perjury during his bankruptcy hearings. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said the plea will be final once it is accepted by the U.S. District judge.

Daigle filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in December of 2009. He claimed at the time to be unemployed with no income from operating a business. He listed only Social Security disability and veteran’s benefits as his income. In reality, he owned and operated a bail bonds business at that time.

Finley said, “He also used sub-producers to write bonds under his bonding license, and he was paid a fee when a sub-producer wrote a bond.”

Sentencing has been set for September 19th. The maximum penalty includes 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM