The Fixer: The Notorious Life Of A Front-page Bail Bondsman

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From New York’s foremost bail bondsman with “over $30 million on the street” comes the story of a modern-day “fixer” who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian with clients ranging from the rich and famous to the mafia and gangs of New York.

With from-the-gut prose, Ira Judelson sheds light on the highs and lows of the bondsman life. But Judelson is no process server. He sees himself as a sort of modern day “macher”—using his juice as a bail bondsman to help friends old and new out of jams wherever he can. He is also a keenly observant and wildly charismatic insider who’s seen it all.

Prepare to be shocked and informed as Judelson reveals the unwritten laws of the courtroom and even prison—not to mention the shameless activities of his unbelievable list of clients, including former New York Giants Plaxico Burress and Lawrence Taylor; rappers Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Ja Rule, Lil’ Wayne, and DMX; comedian Katt Williams; notorious Manhattan madam Kristin Davis; and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. You’ll see why the New York Times describes Judelson as “an inevitable entry in the BlackBerrys of New York defense lawyers, an ATM for desperate rappers, actors, athletes, executives, and madams with pocketbooks much fatter than his.”

The Fixer is a rollicking narrative that follows Judelson as he learns the ins and outs of the down-and-dirty world of bonds: which judge might let you slide, which ones have zero tolerance, which lawyers do pro bono for the right case, and the cops and DAs who believe in second chances. Judelson illuminates a world almost entirely opaque to the general public, but also entertains and informs with the inside scoop on the underbelly of the justice system.


  • TheFixer 01 Open

    Duration: 32s
  • TheFixer 02 Introduction

    Duration: 08min
  • TheFixer 03 Ch1

    Duration: 29min
  • TheFixer 04 Ch2

    Duration: 38min
  • TheFixer 05 Ch3

    Duration: 37min
  • TheFixer 06 Ch4

    Duration: 29min
  • TheFixer 07 Ch5

    Duration: 41min
  • TheFixer 08 Ch6

    Duration: 40min
  • TheFixer 09 Ch7

    Duration: 40min
  • TheFixer 10 Ch8

    Duration: 37min
  • TheFixer 11 Ch9

    Duration: 35min
  • TheFixer 12 Ch10

    Duration: 20min
  • TheFixer 13 Ch11

    Duration: 23min
  • TheFixer 14 Ch12

    Duration: 35min
  • TheFixer 15 Epilogue

    Duration: 14min
  • TheFixer 16 Close

    Duration: 01min