A federal judge has sentenced a former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary to 20 months in prison.
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.
The prosecution is expected to rest later today in the trial of six former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges who allegedly fixed tickets.
These six defendants have pleaded not guilty, although three other judges and a court administarator charged in the case pleaded guilty earlier.
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.
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 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.
A Philadelphia Traffic Court judge who — according to sources — showed naked pictures of himself to a female employee — has now been suspended without pay.
KYW Newsradio has learned that Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Willie Singletary has been ousted for allegedly showing naked pictures of himself to a female worker.