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9 Judges Charged With Philly Traffic Ticket Fixing

GasBuddy Blog -- It may have happened late last month, but it's still something worth discussing: how 9 judges were charged with traffic ticket fixing in Philly.

According to ABC News, a "widespread culture of giving breaks on traffic citations" persisted in the city, federal prosecutors alleged, though everyday citizens were out of luck. Only the well-connected got breaks.

Defense attorneys suggested that the judges made no money from the favors and that the court has worked that way for a century.

The defendants include six current and former Philadelphia traffic court judges and three suburban judges who had stints at the court. Among them is former Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, who had been kicked out of office for...


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cibipie
Sophomore Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:06:42 AM

[sighs] Another example of the corruption of power. Apparently, a decent wage and position aren't enough. How many average Americans make $91K a year? And haven't we had enough of sending pictures of body parts to co-workers?
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. :(
geepy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 5:44:28 PM

this is new
garywa01
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:39:22 AM

throw the book at em
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 4:44:02 AM

oh yea, forgot to mention, fun... you don't have to respond to the 5 topics on the front page. There is always the option of "all recent news." Lots more interesting stuff there, usually.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 2:44:04 AM

moose: PD - Patrick DeHaan - is one of GasBuddy's gods... he can post what he wants and for how ever long.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 2:43:09 AM

pokey: good one!
stealthvan
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:58:48 PM

It's a good start, now let's go after the politicians who have promised favors in return for support and are compromising the integrity of our country for the benefit of their cronies who hold the purse strings!
hskerven
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 6:23:00 PM

Don't know why I should care?
moose21040
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 5:49:10 AM

Where's the news?
q2
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 5:38:11 PM

9 more crooks at the old lawyers home
Blue_Prius_2010
Rookie Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 5:30:24 PM

Sorry, but I am struggling to understand the connection with gas prices. Being a Philly native, I can agree that we have the best judges that money can buy.
teatiger
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 2:22:26 PM

Do the crime, then do the time!
bston
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:53:52 AM

Glad I don't live there!
alwaysridin88
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:41:25 AM

Throw them all out
4wheel
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:34:12 AM

Business as usual in most big city traffic courts. The question here is how does this effect the price of gas?
redhornet
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:32:25 AM

if you only knew
ejl2000
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:32:22 AM

I will bet they still have all the benefits along with Full Pensions!!!
bigmace111
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:31:23 AM

2nd day for this story
TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:30:59 AM

Yesterdays news
MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:30:55 AM

If you only new how often "the good ole boy system" really works. It is discusting
Topless2012
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:29:25 AM

Where is James Bond when we need him?
calwdstk
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:28:18 AM

Why is it that more people in office, and in the judicial arena, appear to be more corrupt. Is it that we have more means of getting the message out that this is now considered norm? What a thing to bring up children in this world, where arrogance and the entitlement attitude is now the norm.
jep39
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:25:29 AM

Does Pennsylvania have any interest in the local entities courts?
dockersbin
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:25:24 AM

What are they applying for a senate seat?
rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:25:00 AM

Send them all to Jail and through the Key away.
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:24:03 AM

Thirty days for contempt of court seems appropriate to me.
JCI46009IN
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:22:26 AM

Judges are all lawyers, I rest my case!
hibsaw
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:22:09 AM

Always good to know people in high places-------until they get caught.
BBHybrid
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:20:05 AM

make them pay back their salaries and fire them
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:19:35 AM

Can you say BAD JUDGE...
Taurus1
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:18:18 AM

Charge them for falsification.
Ready Eddie
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:17:02 AM

Lock um and leave um.
TopGunn
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:15:29 AM

They need to be convicted themselvs......LOL
indyjim
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:12:16 AM

It's illegal...............bust 'em.
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:11:19 AM

This used to be SOP here too. I suspect it was common in every large metropolitan area.
Cableman66
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:11:17 AM

I thought Philly was the city of brotherly love. I guess some got more love than others in the form of brown bag rewards.
hptd
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:08:54 AM

ok
Ticoman54
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:08:06 AM

Favors for the rich...
satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:03:16 AM

this is where the new traffic ticket show is taped >> go figure ??
willp99
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:01:39 AM

OK
daquanabe
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:01:34 AM

sigh
aalix
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 11:00:49 AM

Too bad I don't live in Philadelphia. I sure can use a break.
Z34
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:52:01 AM

Judges in the USA are politicians on the way up. It's helpful to have a few well healed "friends" in your debt.
OnEmptyMO
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:50:49 AM

Why is this a surprise to anyone to anyone in the Criminal Justice field?
paoli8
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:46:34 AM

Corruption is bad in Philly
nerde
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:44:22 AM

Judges fix rulings for corporation citizens, no problem. Judges fix rulings for human citizens, that's a problem
GryphonX
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Sounds like systematized double-standards ... hang 'em high!
SandeeC
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:40:13 AM

Glad to hear they got caught. Should be fired!
juttuniemi
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:36:42 AM

All right!
LKnight598
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:36:14 AM

Doesn't supprise me at all.
blitzntj
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 10:35:23 AM

Hang ' em High
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