Philly Traffic Court Official Cops To Ticket-Fixing Scandal

Law360, Philadelphia (January 27, 2014, 5:38 PM EST) -- A former high-ranking official in the defunct Philadelphia Traffic Court pled guilty Monday morning for his role in a wide-ranging ticket-fixing scandal that resulted in federal corruption charges being lodged against nine judges.

William Hird, the court’s former director of records, pled guilty to 18 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, and making a false statement to prosecutors for helping to facilitate requests from Philadelphia’s political elite seeking special treatment in disposing of traffic citations they’d received in the city.

A government plea memo claims that...
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