Philadelphia Traffic Court
A former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge, recently acquitted of ticket fixing, has been sentenced in federal court in another unrelated corruption case.
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.
U.S. Congressman Bob Brady is denying that he ever tried to get traffic tickets fixed for friends or supporters.
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.
All of these defendants have pleaded not guilty. Several other figures in the probe of Philadelphia Traffic Court have previously pleaded guilty.
Six former judges and a local businessman are scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in federal court in the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket fixing case.
One of the defendants in the federal ticket-fixing case against six former Traffic Court judges and two businessmen pleaded guilty today.
Philadelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city’s corruption-tainted Traffic Court.
The case will just be delayed just a couple of days. Jury selection is now scheduled to begin Wednesday.
Former court administrator William Hird pleaded guilty to 18 counts of mail and wire fraud and lying to investigators.