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July 25, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
AFTER TWO days of deliberations, a federal jury acquitted six former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges of corruption and fraud yesterday, debunking the government's claims of judicial dishonesty and ticket-fixing. In count after count, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Stengel read "not guilty" from the verdict sheet to a packed courtroom. Sobs of relief echoed from the gallery from family and friends of former Traffic Court judges Michael Sullivan, Michael Lowry, Robert Mulgrew, Willie Singletary, Thomasine Tynes and Mark Bruno.
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July 22, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The fate of five former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges accused in a ticket-fixing conspiracy now lies in the hands of a federal jury. The panel began deliberating the case against Michael J. Sullivan, Michael Lowry, Robert Mulgrew, Willie Singletary, and Thomasine Tynes just after 3 p.m. Monday and broke for the day after less than two hours of discussion. The deliberations came after a morning when prosecutors took one last opportunity to respond to two days of defense arguments attempting to tear down their case.
NEWS
July 21, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writer
MARION, Iowa - Inside a diner crammed with television cameras and national reporters in this town just outside Cedar Rapids, Joe Mallie gave a glimpse of the challenge Gov. Christie could confront in wooing conservative voters to elevate him to the White House. Awaiting Christie's entrance Thursday at MJ's Restaurant, a camera around his neck, Mallie praised the governor's charisma. "People pay attention when he talks, and they feel like listening," he said. "You feel you understand when he's talking.
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July 20, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lawyers for five former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges accused in a years-long ticket fixing conspiracy renewed their attacks Friday on the case against their clients, saying it was built upon "stupid assumptions, stupid guesses and stupid speculation. " That last line - courtesy of William McSwain, who represents Mark A. Bruno, a Chester County magistrate also charged in the case - came as the lawyer accused federal prosecutors and the FBI of interpreting even the judges' most innocent actions in a criminal light.
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July 16, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Chester County magistrate accused in a ticket-fixing conspiracy alongside five former judges of Philadelphia Traffic Court took the witness stand Monday and said the six words he had waited months to tell a jury: "I never asked for a fix. " During nearly three hours on the stand, District Judge Mark A. Bruno portrayed himself as a community leader and a model jurist, ignorant of any wrongdoing that might have been going on in Traffic Court....
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angered by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's decision to sell the shuttered William Penn High School to Temple University, a neighborhood group has made good on its threat to take legal action. The William Penn Development Coalition asked the state Supreme Court on Friday for an injunction to block the sale and to rule that the SRC's expedited process violated state law. A small contingent rallied Monday outside City Hall to announce the suit against the SRC and to publicize the community-based organization's campaign to buy the site in the Yorktown section of North Philadelphia for a school focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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July 16, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Members of a Coatesville family seeking to learn how their son's heart disappeared after his death in Greece two years ago will have to find answers outside of a courtroom, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell tossed out the family's claims against Greece and an Athens hospital, saying they had not met the high burden required to sue a foreign government in U.S. courts. In a ruling Thursday, the judge did, however, clear the way for the parents of Marine Sgt. Brian LaLoup to pursue a claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress against the U.S. government, which the family says withheld information about his incomplete remains.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
In September, Montgomery County began going after the thousands of people who were delinquent in paying court fees, fines, and restitution. Ten months later, the office has collected more than $1.2 million on cases dating to 1986. "The enormity of the results has been surprising to everyone," said Clerk of Courts Ann Thornburg Weiss. Since offering people the chance to escape a collection agency and pay what they can afford, Weiss' office has seen "exponential" growth in collections.
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