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.
Gloria McNasby, the personal assistant for defendant judge Robert Mulgrew, testified that “consideration” was practiced routinely.
The witness, Tonya Hilton, was an aide to Willie Singletary, one of the judges now on trial.
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.
The case will just be delayed just a couple of days. Jury selection is now scheduled to begin Wednesday.
The prosecution alleges they took part in a pervasive ticketfixing conspiracy assisting the politically connected, as well as influential business, labor or industry people and family, friends and associates.
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.
Former Judge Robert Mulgrew is accused of diverting state neighborhood improvement funds for his own use.
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.
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.