Philadelphia Traffic Court
A federal judge has sentenced a former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary to 20 months in prison.
But the new conviction won’t mean additional prison time. The newly imposed sentence will run concurrently with her previous two-year federal sentence.
An emotional Thomasine Tynes admitted wrongdoing, and apologized.
The defendants were acquitted of ticket fixing conspiracy, but convicted of lying to authorities about their actions.
The defense attorney for former Philadelphia Traffic Court president judge Thomasine Tynes says his client has been cooperating with authorities in their ongoing corruption probe.
The strategy sometimes indicates a possible guilty plea down the road. But what does it mean here?
Philadelphia DA Seth Williams announced that Thomasine Tynes is being charged in another corruption investigation. Earlier charges against her were dropped by the Pennsylvania attorney general, generating controversy.
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.