TWO FORMER Philadelphia Traffic Court judges pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a ticket-fixing scheme that federal investigators have said was common practice.
H. Warren Hogeland and Kenneth Miller were among the dozen people - including seven other Traffic Court judges - who were charged Jan. 31 in a sweeping indictment.
Hogeland, 75, of Richboro, Bucks County, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud.
According to court documents, he admitted to regularly receiving "consideration requests" from the staffs of fellow Traffic Court judges Michael Sullivan, Willie Singletary and Thomasine Tynes - all of whom have been indicted.
Hogeland amended or dismissed tickets without the cases being called into court.