Philadelphia Traffic Court Scandal

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Michael Sullivan smiles outside the US District Courthouse in Philadelphia after his acquittal on all charges.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

Six Philadelphia Traffic Court Judges Acquitted of Corruption Charges

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.

07/23/2014

(Former Philadelphia traffic court judge Willie Singletary, right, and attorney William Brennan, left, face reporters outside the US courthouse in center city.  2013 file photo by Tony Hanson)

Defense in Phila. Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Case Expected To Open Next Week

These six defendants have pleaded not guilty, although three other judges and a court administarator charged in the case pleaded guilty earlier.

07/02/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Longtime Phila. Traffic Court Worker Defends ‘Consideration’ on Tickets

Six former judges are on trial in the alleged ticket-fixing conspiracy.

06/26/2014

(A government prosecution exhibit prepared for the Philadelphia Traffic Court case.  Image provided)

Former Phila. Traffic Court Judge Says Ticket-Fixing Was Commonplace

Former judge Kenneth Miller previously pleaded guilty to fraud in the federal ticket-fixing case and is testifying as part of a plea deal.

06/20/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Another Phila. Traffic Court Worker Testifies Under Immunity

Gloria McNasby, the personal assistant for defendant judge Robert Mulgrew, testified that “consideration” was practiced routinely.

06/02/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court operations were placed under the control of Municipal Court after the ticket-fixing scandal broke.  Photo by KYW's Ed Fischer)

Aide Testifies ‘Consideration’ Was Commonplace at Phila. Traffic Court

The witness, Tonya Hilton, was an aide to Willie Singletary, one of the judges now on trial.

05/29/2014

(US District Courthouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Bucks County Judge Recounts ‘Illegal’ Approach By Phila. Traffic Court Judge

Retired judge Ruth Dietrich testified that one of the defendant judges approched her about getting a particular outcome in a case before her.

05/28/2014

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