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NEW ORLEANS -- A former bail bondsman was charged in a one-count bill of information with conspiracy in federal court Monday.

According to court documents, Tynekia Buckley, 42, from 2004 through 2012 conspired with an unlicensed bail bondsman to give cash and gifts to a former assistant bond clerk at the Orleans Parish Criminal Clerk's Office in exchange for favors.

Buckley is also accused of conspiring to give cash and things of value to a former assistant bond clerk in exchange for the unauthorized release of criminal defendants from OPP.

If convicted, Buckley faces up to five years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

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