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Jury Deliberations Underway In Federal Ticket-Fixing Case

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After nearly two months of trial, jury deliberations are now underway in a federal ticket-fixing case.

Prosecutors allege six former Philadelphia traffic court judges on trial fixed tickets, or as it was known gave “consideration”, to the well connected, including family and friends. 150 more words

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Phila. Police Dispatcher Pleads Guilty To Taking Cash For Tow-Truck Jobs

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A former Philadelphia police civilian radio dispatcher pleaded guilty today to bribery charges, admitting she took money to circumvent the city’s efforts to try to curb notorious and dangerous tow truck “wreck chasers.” 122 more words

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Prosecution Expected To Rest In Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Trial

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The prosecution is expected to rest later today in the trial of six former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges who allegedly fixed tickets ( 186 more words

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US Govt. Hopes To Keep Disgraced Politician Vince Fumo on Short Leash During Probation

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The government has now filed its reply to the request for more liberty from former Pennsylvania state senator Vincent Fumo, and it’s position should come as no surprise. 166 more words

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Defense in Phila. Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Case Expected To Open Next Week

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The prosecution is winding down in the federal trial of six former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges charged in a ticket-fixing scandal. 201 more words

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74-Year-Old Philadelphia Woman Sent To Prison For Social Security Fraud

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia grandmother is going to federal prison for Social Security fraud.

74-year-old Nancy Gonzalez, a first time offender, was sentenced Monday to six months in prison — and then six months house arrest after she admitted stealing more than $155,000 in Social Security checks sent to her mother after her mother’s death in 1994. 141 more words

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Longtime Phila. Traffic Court Worker Defends 'Consideration' on Tickets

By Tony Hanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A veteran Philadelphia Traffic Court employee (and current supervisor in the revamped system) says “consideration” for the connected had been part of the court’s culture for decades — at least until the… 181 more words

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