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9 judges charged with Philadelphia ticket fixing

Nine judges who presided at Philadelphia traffic court were charged with fixing tickets for friends and political allies in a sweeping federal indictment that alleged pervasive, but covert, corruption in the courthouse.

Federal officials alleged "a widespread culture of giving breaks on traffic citations to friends, family, the politically-connected and business associates," but defense attorneys suggested the accused made no money from the favors and that the court has worked that way for a century.


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They Forgot Rule #1

...Never talk to the police. (Three were charged with "lying to the FBI"). Sigh.