Indicted Pa. Traffic Judge Wants Ticket-Fixing Charges Axed

Law360, Philadelphia (June 24, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT) -- An attorney representing Judge Michael Sullivan, one of nine Philadelphia Traffic Court judges indicted for allegedly fixing tickets for the city’s political and social elite, told a federal judge Monday that charges against his client should be dropped because the scheme did not deprive the state of revenue.

Henry Hockeimer Jr., an attorney with Ballard Spahr LLP representing Judge Sullivan, told U.S. District Court Judge Robert Kelly during oral arguments Monday that his client’s alleged participation in a scheme to forgive traffic offenses for friends and...
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