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Judges Accused of Fixing Traffic Tickets

Posted Oct 23, 2007 6:44 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Four municipal court judges in Jersey City, N.J., have been accused of fixing parking and traffic tickets.

Former chief judge Wanda Molina was among the judges charged with official misconduct, the New Jersey Law Journal reports. She is accused of dismissing five parking or traffic tickets for a companion.

The three other judges were accused of dismissing tickets for themselves, friends or family members.

Molina’s lawyer, Gerald Krovatin, told the legal newspaper his client did nothing criminal. The charge “reflects a premature and fundamental misunderstanding of the practical, day-to-day operation of the Jersey City Municipal Court," he said.

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