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Suspended Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Resigns

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(Willie Singletary, preaching in a Youtube video from last July.)

(Willie Singletary, preaching in a Youtube video from last July.)

Mike Dunn Mike Dunn
Mike Dunn is City Hall bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060. He covers...
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By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia traffic court judge who was suspended after allegedly showing a co-worker a photo of his private parts has tendered his resignation.

According to a spokesman for Traffic Court, Judge Willie Singletary has sent a resignation letter to the head of Traffic Court, Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer. He must also notify Governor Tom Corbett.

In December, according to a source at the time, Singletary was escorted out of the building after showing naked photos of himself on his cell phone to a female government employee.

A month later he was suspended without pay.

His resignation brought to a close a stormy tenure for Singletary.

When he was first campaigning for the position in 2007, he was caught on videotape promising favorable treatment in Traffic Court to those who donated to his campaign.

And he had had his license suspended because of 11-thousand dollars in unpaid traffic fines.

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