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

Trial Opens in Philadelphia Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Scandal

All of these defendants have pleaded not guilty. Several other figures in the probe of Philadelphia Traffic Court have previously pleaded guilty.

05/27/2014

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

Former Judges Charged In Ticket Fixing Conspiracy Begin Trial

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.

05/27/2014

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

Surprise Guilty Plea in 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.

05/22/2014

(Mayor Nutter announces a new configuration for Philadelphia Traffic Court.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

DA’s Office Put In Charge of Prosecutions at Philadelphia Traffic Court

Philadelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city’s corruption-tainted Traffic Court.

05/19/2014

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

Judge’s Illness Delays Philadelphia Ticket-Fixing Conspiracy Case

The case will just be delayed just a couple of days. Jury selection is now scheduled to begin Wednesday.

05/19/2014

(Philadelphia Traffic Court, in file photo.   Credit: CBS3)

Phila. Traffic Court Official Pleads Guilty In Ticket-Fixing Conspiracy

Former court administrator William Hird pleaded guilty to 18 counts of mail and wire fraud and lying to investigators.

01/27/2014

(Robert Mulgrew.  File image from television advertisement.)

Sudden Guilty Plea From Phila. Traffic Court Judge Charged With Fraud

Former judge Robert Mulgrew, 56, admitted stealing state grand funds that he claimed would be used to help beautify his Dickinson Square neighborhood in South Philadelphia.

09/19/2013

(Robert Mulgrew.  File image from television advertisement.)

Trial Begins For Former Phila. Traffic Court Judge Charged With Fraud

Former Judge Robert Mulgrew is accused of diverting state neighborhood improvement funds for his own use.

09/18/2013

(Philadelphia Traffic Court, in file photo.   Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Traffic Court Judges Want U.S. Fraud Case Dropped

Nine indicted judges want their ticket-fixing case involving Philadelphia Traffic Court dropped because they say no money changed hands.

06/24/2013

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Despite Management Change, Phila. Traffic Court Will Still Operate at 800 Spring Garden St.

Even though the operations of Philadelphia’s Traffic Court have been taken over by Municipal Court, the Traffic Court building is remaining open for business.

06/21/2013

(Philadelphia Traffic Court, in file photo.   Credit: CBS3)

With Gov. Corbett’s Signature, Philadelphia Traffic Court Is Out Of Business

Effective immediately, Traffic Court functions are under the supervision of Philadelphia Municipal Court, though the complete transition may take weeks or months.

06/19/2013

(Philadelphia Traffic Court, in file photo.   Credit: CBS3)

Pa. Lawmakers Take Another Step Toward Abolishing Troubled Phila. Traffic Court

The House Judiciary Committee in Harrisburg has overwhelmingly approved a pair of bills already passed by the state Senate that would transfer the duties of Traffic Court, which adjudicates moving violations, to Philadelphia Municipal Court.

05/14/2013

(Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Woman Admits Defrauding Pennsylvania Economic Agency

Lorraine Dispaldo pleaded guilty to a number of mail and wire fraud counts for hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraud perpetrated upon the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

04/24/2013

(Philadelphia Traffic Court, in file photo.   Credit: CBS3)

Bills To Shut Down Phila. Traffic Court Get Pa. House Committee Hearing

One bill would start the process of amending the state constitution to formally eliminate Traffic Court; another would abolish it in all but name only.

03/22/2013

Another Judge Pleads Guilty To Fixing Tickets in Phila. Traffic Court

Nine current or former judges have been charged, and former judge Fortunato Perri Sr. is now the third to plead guilty.

03/13/2013

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