Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Defendants and charges in the Traffic Court ticket-fixing case

Nine judges who heard cases in Philadelphia's Traffic Court were charged today in a widespread ticket-fixing scandal. Also charged were the Traffic Court's former director of records and two local businessmen.

Nine of the defendants -- two sitting Traffic Court judges, three former Traffic Court judges, the court's former records director, a Chester County judge who sometimes heard Traffic Court cases and two businessment -- were indicted.

Three defendants -- two judges from other counties who filled in for Traffic Court judges and a senior Traffic Court judge -- were charged by criminal information, which indicates that they are cooperating with prosecutors and expect to reach a plea deal.

Here's a breakdown of the defendants, the charges against them and how they were charged:

Michael J. Sullivan: The sitting Traffic Court judge was indicted on one count of conspiracy, 18 counts of wire fraud and three counts of mail fraud.

Michael Lowry: The sitting Traffic Court judge was indicted on one count of conspiracy, nine counts of wire fraud and one count of perjury.

Robert Mulgrew: The former Traffic Court judge was indicted on one count of conspiracy, four counts of wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud and one count of perjury.

Willie Singletary: The former Traffic Court judge was indicted on one count of conspiracy, 17 counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud and one count of making false statements.

Thomasine Tynes: The former Traffic Court judge was indicted on one count of conspiracy, seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud and two counts of perjury.

Mark A. Bruno: The Chester County magisterial district judge was indicted on one count of conspiracy, one count of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud.

William Hird: The former Traffic Court director of records was indicted on one count of conspiracy, 11 counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud and three counts of making false statements.

Henry P. Alfano: The Century Motors owner was indicted on one count of conspiracy,, six counts of wire fraud and six counts of mail fraud.

Robert Moy: The Number One Translations owner was indicted on one count of conspiracy, 12 counts of wire fraud and seven counts of mail fraud.

H. Warren Hogeland: The Bucks County senior magisterial district judge was charged by information with one count of conspiracy, one count of mail fraud and aiding and abetting.

Kenneth Miller: The Delaware County senior district judge was charged by information with one count of mail fraud and aiding and abetting.

Fortunato N. Perri Sr.: The Traffic Court senior judge was charged by information with one count of conspiracy, two counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and aiding and abetting.


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