Nick Mackey Denied Surety Bond, [Update] Bond Secured

On Tuesday I was wondering if Nick Mackey would serve a day as Mecklenburg County Sheriff. Today, I'm still wondering. He was turned down by the County's insurer/bonding company of choice and according to the Observer, Nobody seems to be sure of the next step.

A bonding company has refused to issue a surety bond that Mackey needs to be sheriff, county officials told the Observer on Thursday.

Mecklenburg Senior County Attorney Bob Thomas said the company decided not to approve the $25,000 bond after reviewing Mackey's credit report.

Well, I (among others) hinted that could happen. However, there are other companies that can issue bonds and some work with high risk individuals. Technically, Mackey could probably self-bond by depositing $25,000 cash with the county because I don't think with his credit he could self-bond in any other way.

Once the county commission sends Mackey an official letter notifying him the bond has been denied, he has ten days to come up with sufficient bond. I'm assuming he can turn to any company that will work with him.

Based on the Observer article nobody seems to be sure what will happen next because this is new territory. If Mackey is not able to come up with sufficient bond, then he will not serve as sheriff and the county commission will have the job of selecting the next sheriff.

Stay tuned.

[Update]

Nick Mackey is reporting that he has secured the surety bond necessary to take office, but refuses to release the name of the company through which he purchased the bond according to the Charlotte Observer.

Mackey also said that during the time of his bankruptcy he was staying with friends in Burlington while he was separated from his wife. He did not address why he voted in Mecklenburg County prior to and directly after filing for bankruptcy in another county and claiming that county as his home.

Once again, stay tuned.

Comments

Oy.

This whole thing has been a complete debacle.

Mackey's Bond

Does it trouble anyone that a known positive, Chip Bailey, has had someone in the legal profession with questionable ethics work behind the scenes to achieve a position that democrats say he is unqualified for?

Bankruptcy is no small issue, unless you are "The Donald" and you make the banks your partners. What troubles me is that Mr. Mackey appears to have been teaching and practicing law when he decided that his debt of $379,000 should go away.

It would be one thing if a man were destitute. But he was employable, was in fact employed, and rather than make arrangements for payment over time, he decided to opt out of payment completely. To me, that is a disgraceful man not worthy to be called Sheriff and surely not worthy to be running one of Charlotte's most important offices.

The democrats on the commission are rightly concerned as this does not look good at all if they sanction his appointment while no one with law enforcement credentials is saying anything other than he is the wrong man for this job. Chip Bailey is a democrat. Were he appointed and he decided not to run in 2010 the position could likely be filled by a democrat. Now, if Mackey makes it into the office, I think there will be hell to pay at the polls in 2008 and 2010.

I never heard of Mackey before this. But I think the party needs to do what they did (wrongly IMO) to Joe Lieberman and toss him under the bus. The arrogance Mackey has shown so far is not sitting well with the handful of CMPD officers I have spoken with. They have a weak chief now who affects their moral. It would be one thing if Mackey opened his records. But his refusal and his arrogance is not going to make him Buford Pusser as he cleans up Charlotte. I believe he will be a catastrophy as Sheriff, not win re-election, and go down as a black mark on the democrat party that already has a "Black" mark on it. Parks Helms has a chance to do the right thing here and I hope he does and puts an end to what is going to become a national issue in short order.

For those not aware of it, a friend in CA sent me a link as Orange County has just had the Feds indict their Sheriff who was also said not to be the right man for the job.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-carona1nov01,0,6719552.story?coll=la-headl...

It's not always just the man, but who he brings with him. I see some big thugish guy walking around with Mackey. I'm hoping the rumor of "Nation of Islam bodyguard" is not correct. Charlotte has done well, IMO, to avoid this racial divide from interlopers; a word used by Al Sharpton himself. I think this ends poorly and with a lawsuit. Sadly, since Mr. Mackey is a lawyer, it just might be what he really wants. I wish we could draft Sheriff Pendergraph back. We didn't know what we had!

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Nick Mackey

People used to buy up crap, file bankruptcy, and buy up more crap all the time, because it was legal. Just one of the great loopholes of our wonderful society. Then it got out of hand and they changed the law. My point is the fact that it was legal. If there's a "legal" way to end a problem, then do it. If it's ok for "the Donald", as you say, then it's ok for everyone right? Even a black man in the bible belt. Bottom line, there was no crime committed.

Bankruptcy? Hey, sh!t happens. That's life. If you have $20,000 in debt, and you're employed, then yeah, you probably can work out some payment arrangements. But almost $400,000 when you're divorced and you ex has taken half of your assets? Probably not! Even making $100,000 a year (bringing home only about $70k after taxes) it will still be difficult when including life expenses.

A credit score? Give me a freakin' break! Police files? Those are confidential. THAT would be illegal. If the state felt that he had any "suspicions" in his past he would have never been able to become an attorney, let alone be ALLOWED to run for public offices. Since when does a FICO score determine leadership ability? Like the IRS, the credit bureaus are “For Profit” companies, not government agencies. YOU could get laid off tomorrow and then what would your fico be in 6 months?

See what this is really about is the fact that the “powers that be” thought this man would not win. They felt that democrats, not just African Americans, would not show up at the polls. But they did, and now everybody’s like WTF! Now, all they can try to do is try to dig up dirt on this guy to discredit him, but all they can find is useless dust.

You want to start mudslinging? Let’s talk about your mayor, who didn’t want to be the mayor here anymore, but came crawling back to Charlotte when Raleigh didn’t want him. As a matter of fact, let’s start doing some serious digging on all of the corrupt politicians in Charlotte starting with the “black book” list of the escort service that was busted a couple months ago. THAT is illegal.

This is a human being that has gone through regular human being situations. That’s it! He won. Accept it and move on.

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Mackey Under Contempt

Now Mackey has now been ordered to court to answer contempt charges. I also heard on the radio this afternoon he is now being sued by a couple who paid him a fee for adoption services and he hasn't done anything on their case so far.

http://www.charlotte.com/mobile/story/410177.html

This guy just becomes more of an upstanding citizen as each day goes by. I don't know how anyone to decided to select him as the next sheriff can actually hold their up and continue to defend their decision.

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An attorney that has never

An attorney that has never missed a court date. Wow! That's a first. I have never heard of that before. They should definitely throw the book at him for that one. Every attorney before him has always shown up to court dates for their clients on time. Every single one! So for any other attorneys that have not made it to court on time in the past, even though I know THAT has never happened, they need to be found in contempt as well.

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