Philadelphia Traffic Court Scandal
The verdicts were mostly “not guilty,” although four of the judges were convicted of lying to investigators about providing “consideration” in Traffic Court to certain VIPs.
These six defendants have pleaded not guilty, although three other judges and a court administarator charged in the case pleaded guilty earlier.
Six former judges are on trial in the alleged ticket-fixing conspiracy.
Former judge Kenneth Miller previously pleaded guilty to fraud in the federal ticket-fixing case and is testifying as part of a plea deal.
Gloria McNasby, the personal assistant for defendant judge Robert Mulgrew, testified that “consideration” was practiced routinely.
The witness, Tonya Hilton, was an aide to Willie Singletary, one of the judges now on trial.
Retired judge Ruth Dietrich testified that one of the defendant judges approched her about getting a particular outcome in a case before her.