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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

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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

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

Pa. Lawmakers Move Forward With Plan To Eliminate Philadelphia’s Traffic Court

One bill would eliminate Traffic Court in all but name only, transferring its functions to Municipal Court. The other measure would allow for an amendment to the state constitution to formally eliminate it.

02/13/2013

(2010 Miller photo courtesy Delaware County News Network.  2005 Hogeland photo courtesy Bucks County Courier Times.)

Two Retired Judges Plead Guilty in Philadelphia Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Probe

Warren Hogeland was a senior judge in Bucks County, and Ken Miller was a senior judge in Delaware County, but each would pitch in and help in Philadelphia Traffic Court when asked.

02/12/2013

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

Pa. Judicial Conduct Board Moves To Suspend Sitting Traffic Court Judges Charged In Ticket-Fixing Case

According to the grand jury, ticket fixing was pervasive and frequent, and traffic court judges and employees took steps to conceal the crimes by shredding paperwork and speaking to one another in code.

02/01/2013

(Judge Gary Glazer, left, with Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice Ronald Castille in December 2011.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Top Judge in Philadelphia Traffic Court Not Shocked By Indictment of Colleagues

Philadelphia Traffic Court’s administrative judge Gary Glazer (left) says Thursday’s indictments are just one step in the process of cleaning up the troubled court.

01/31/2013

(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)

Judges, Others Caught In Philadelphia Ticket-Fixing Probe

Former and current judges of Philadelphia Traffic Court, plus judges in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware counties, as well as other employees associated with the court system, were named.

01/31/2013

(File photo: Philadelphia Traffic Court)

Top Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Shut Down Corruption-Plagued Phila. Traffic Court

State senator Dominic Pileggi of Chester County says that because reforms have failed, it’s time to have Municipal Court take over its functions.

01/11/2013

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