By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket-fixing case.READ MORE: Pennsylvania US Senate Race Between Republicans Mehmet Oz, Dave McCormick Too Close To Call
The trial is expected to last at least several weeks.
Six judges; Michael Sullivan, Michael Lowry, Robert Mulgrew, Willie Singletary, Thomasine Tynes and Mark Bruno are among the eight defendants.
The prosecution alleges they took part in a pervasive ticket-fixing conspiracy assisting the politically connected, as well as influential business, labor or industry people and family, friends and associates.READ MORE: John Fetterman Wins Democratic Pennsylvania Primary For Senate, AP Projects
These six judges and two local businessmen also on trial, all have pleaded not guilty.
Three other judges and a court employee described by authorities as the middleman or clearinghouse for ticket fixing requests pleaded guilty earlier.
Traffic court was abolished months after the indictments in this case.
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