October 11, 2012 |
He rode into office on a motorcycle, with a suspended license and thousands in unpaid tickets, promising voters a sympathetic ear when they came before him in Philadelphia Traffic Court. He left his black robe and $85,000 salary behind in February after just four years when a Traffic Court cashier accused him of showing her cellphone photos of, well, the lower court. Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary is gone but not forgotten, as Pennsylvania's Court of Judicial Discipline made clear Tuesday in an opinion excoriating Singletary for "bringing his judicial office into public disrepute.
October 30, 1991 |
All kinds of famous people pop up along football sidelines. Assisting at Simon Gratz this season, on a volunteer basis, is none other than ex-Temple guard Bill "Skip" Singletary, a member of the school's Hall of Fame. Singletary, a product of Woodrow Wilson, in Camden, was the Owls' MVP in 1970, '71 and '72. He played pro ball for the New York Giants in 1974 and for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League. Singletary long had given thought to coaching. But as one year dissolved into the next, he was able to confirm that thinking and doing were two different things.
June 25, 2008
Position: Point guard Age: 22 Height/weight: 6-foot, 180 High school: Penn Charter Relevant stats: Singletary scored 19.8 points a game and dished 6.1 assists. Averaged nearly four turnovers per game. Breakdown: He declared for the draft last season, though the interest in him was so cool, he returned to the Cavaliers . . . Three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team . . . Had a bad few days at the NBA predraft workouts in Orlando last year, but vastly improved this year.
March 1, 2012 |
Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, suspended for allegedly showing a phone-camera photo of his genitals to an employee, has submitted a resignation. Common Pleas Court Judge Gary S. Glazer, the acting administrative judge of Traffic Court, said Singletary submitted his resignation by iPhone. Glazer said, however, that under state law, a judge must resign directly to the governor, so Singletary would have to resubmit his resignation to Gov. Corbett. Glazer declined to provide the contents of Singletary's resignation e-mail, received this week.
March 2, 2012 |
IT CAN BE awkward, trying to make small talk with a cute girl in the office. Some guys try to be Don Draper-cool. Some break the ice with a well-timed joke. Other guys, like Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, go for the always reliable this-will-probably-cost-me-my-job approach. After allegedly showing a young, female Traffic Court cashier in December two cellphone pictures of his erect penis, Singletary cooed, "Do you like that?" according to documents released yesterday by the state Judicial Conduct Board.
January 5, 2012 |
Three strikes and that's it. Sayonara! The state Supreme Court canned Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary on Thursday, suspending him without pay after he allegedly showed a woman cellphone pictures of his genitalia two weeks ago. But this isn't the first time Singletary has made headlines, in 2007 his driver's license was suspended for unpaid tickets and two years later he was reprimanded for promising favors in exchange...
September 6, 1990 |
Even Reggie Singletary says he laughs at the improbable story line. Nine months ago, he was driving a United Parcel Service delivery truck in North Carolina, and his professional football career was in serious jeopardy. This summer, Singletary has driven off a two-year starter, Ron Heller, and has earned a job as the first-string right offensive tackle for the Eagles. Strange business, this National Football League. "It is kind of funny," Singletary said. "But in all seriousness, I got an opportunity and I was here at a time when things just worked out. I've been a little lucky.
December 15, 2012
Although Willie Singletary resigned from Philadelphia Traffic Court in February following a scandal involving lewd photos, the state Court of Judicial Discipline formally ordered Thursday that he be removed from his former job. In October, the court issued an opinion stating that Singletary was subject to discipline for his conduct. After news broke late last year that Singletary allegedly showed photos of his genitals to a coworker, the state Supreme Court suspended him without pay in January.
February 29, 2012 |
Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary, suspended for allegedly showing a camera phone photo of his genitals to an employee, has submitted his resignation. Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer, the acting administrative judge of Traffic Court, said Singletary submitted his resignation by iPhone. However, Glazer said that under state law a judge must resign directly to the governor, which means Singletary will have to resubmit his resignation to Gov. Corbett for it to take effect.
January 6, 2012 |
THREE STRIKES and that's it. Sayonara! The state Supreme Court yesterday canned Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie F. Singletary, suspending him without pay after he allegedly showed a woman cellphone pictures of his genitalia two weeks ago. But this isn't the first time Singletary has made headlines. In 2007 his driver's license was suspended for unpaid tickets, and two years later he was reprimanded for promising favors in exchange for campaign donations. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ordered that Singletary be "relieved of any and all judicial and administrative responsibilities as a judge of the Philadelphia Traffic Court.