Bondsmen face sentencing

June 10, 2008 4:19:55 AM PDT
Federal authorities say three bail bondsmen each face up to five years in prison at their sentencing in connection with a New Haven police corruption probe. Eighty-year-old Robert Jacobs of Branford and his sons, 47-year-old Philip Jacobs and 49-year-old Paul Jacobs of Woodbridge, each pleaded guilty last fall to conspiracy to commit bribery.

They are scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.

They admitted they paid thousands of dollars to former New Haven Police Lt. William White and other officers. In return, the officers agreed to pursue fugitives who had skipped out on bonds posted by the Jacobs' companies.

White pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and theft of government funds, and was scheduled to start a 38-month prison term Tuesday.