May 10, 1988 |
A federal prosecutor who has sent two Philadelphia judges to jail wants to become a Philadelphia judge himself. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary S. Glazer is on a short list recommended to Gov. Casey for one of 13 judicial vacancies, most created by the Roofers Union scandal. Glazer confirmed in a Daily News interview that he has been before Casey's judicial nominating commission. He said he is interested in being picked and would be "delighted to serve. " He said he hasn't heard whether he is being seriously considered.
January 23, 1988 |
To hear Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary S. Glazer tell it, suspended Common Pleas Judge Kenneth S. Harris has a lot in common with Henry Ford of automobile fame. "Kenneth Harris was a genuine entrepreneur of the judicial system," Glazer told a federal jury yesterday in his closing argument. "Kenneth Harris was to judicial corruption what Henry Ford was to the production of the automobile. He (Harris) was not hearing cases, he was fixing them for profit. " Glazer also accused Harris of practicing "cesspool justice.
March 12, 2012 |
Proposals for reshaping Philadelphia Traffic Court may include a requirement that judges have legal experience. None of the court's current judges has a law degree. The dramatic change is an idea being deliberated by Common Pleas Court Judge Gary S. Glazer, appointed in December to shake up Traffic Court operations. In an interview, Glazer, a former federal prosecutor, called the court's current structure "uniquely Philadelphian. " Glazer was made administrative judge of Traffic Court in December after state Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille said judges had "institutionalized" the practice of out-of-court, or ex parte, communications.
January 4, 2012 |
It was a tough December for Philadelphia Traffic Court, and January began with more bad news. A newly elected judge, Christine Solomon, cannot take the bench because she flunked a required judicial education examination. A do-over examination is offered Jan. 31 by the state's Minor Judiciary Education Board. Until then, Solomon cannot hear cases, court officials said. She was not sworn in Monday along with all the other newly elected judges. Last month, Judge Willie Singletary was relieved of judicial duties after allegedly displaying a photograph of his genitals to a court worker.
March 24, 2013 |
COMMON PLEAS Judge Gary Glazer told the state House Judiciary Committee on Friday that he was surprised at the "seemingly insatiable demand" for ticket-fixing at Traffic Court, even after the state Supreme Court put him in charge in December, when it was clear the FBI was investigating the practice. On one occasion, a ward leader who called Glazer's office asked for a message to be passed to a Traffic Court judge about a friend with a ticket. "How does that help me?" the ward leader later asked when told the message had gone to Glazer.
November 3, 2000 |
The 16-year-old former Bartram High School student came to court yesterday expecting to be jailed for shooting and wounding the school's vice principal last year. But Eric E. Coxen caught a break. Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer, noting that Coxen had no prior record, and expressing concern that jailing the teen-ager with hardened criminals could corrupt him for life, imposed a sentence of 11 1/2 to 23 months of house arrest, plus 16 years' probation. Coxen was ordered to perform 2,000 hours of community service and undergo drug and psychiatric counseling.
August 22, 1995 |
Michael Marinari limped to the bar of the court, a wounded hero. Last March 15, Marinari chased two robbers who took cash and sneakers from the sporting goods store he managed in the Gallery II and caught one of them. The captured bandit shouted to his accomplice, "Shoot him!" And Marinari, 26, wound up with a bullet in the right thigh. Yesterday, William Miller, 22, of the Richard Allen Homes housing project, pleaded guilty before Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer to robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy charges.
February 2, 2001 |
The owners of a Port Richmond demolition company hired by the city to demolish abandoned properties dug their own hole by burying "dirty fill" at various sites, said the judge. "You have committed a crime that is a danger to this city," said Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer yesterday to William R. Hawthorne Sr., 55, of Churchville, Bucks County, and his brother David E., of Pennsauken, N.J. Glazer sentenced both men to 18 to 36 months in prison and fined each $8,000, plus $206 court costs.
February 28, 2001 |
The 16-year-old boy convicted of shooting and wounding his Bartram High School vice principal had a good time during his house-arrest sentence, a prosecutor said. Eric E. Coxen was smoking pot with visiting friends, said Assistant District Attorney Steven Collier. As for court-ordered community service, well, Coxen said he would do it only if he were paid, Collier said. Coxen's attitude cost him his freedom. Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer revoked Coxen's original sentence of 11 1/2 to 23 months at home, and ordered him committed to a juvenile facility for 18 to 36 months, plus 10 years' probation.