Dez Bryant's advisor subject of investigation

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by BRETT SHIPP

WFAA

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 7:46 PM

DALLAS – The man many know as the advisor to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is the subject of an investigation.

The Dallas County Bail Bond Board voted Thursday to investigate claims that David Wells –– a convicted felon –– has been writing bail bonds in violation of local bonding rules. When Dez Bryant was charged with assaulting his mother this summer, David Wells rushed to Bryant's defense to help come up with a plan to keep him out of further trouble.

It was also Wells who was criticized last year for helping Bryant get into debt through the purchase of $800,000 in jewelry and sports tickets, even before he got his first paycheck with the Cowboys. But before that in 2008, Wells was convicted for tax evasion.

He was put on probation and forced to give up his popular business, David's Bail Bonds. Now, the owner of Wells’ old business stands accused, before the Dallas County Bail Bonds Board, of allowing Wells write bonds without a license.

The complaint stems back to October of last year. A female customer accuses Wells of not only writing a bail bond, but charging her a $2,000 fee to do it, without giving her a receipt. According to an investigator for the Bail Bond Board, that would constitute three major rules violations.

If the investigation determines that Wells improperly wrote the bond and charged an improper fee, Wells himself could not be punished. Wells is only accused of being an agent of his old business.

Penalties would be assessed on the current owner of Wells’ old bonding company, David's Bail Bonds Two, which could have its license stripped. Current license holder Mark Toliver declined to comment on the case.

David Wells tells News 8 he has done nothing wrong.

"This is not a story even worth doing,” Wells said. “Seriously, it’s really not. I'm not even worried about this." 

Wells said he has no intention of providing testimony to the Bail Bond Board, nor will he help them with their investigation.

Email bshipp@wfaa.com

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