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First Defendant Sentenced In Traffic Court Ticket Fixing Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – Robert Mulgrew, 57, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for lying about ticket fixing at Philadelphia’s former Traffic Court.  A federal jury, on July 23, 2014, found Mulgrew, a former traffic court judge, guilty of committing perjury before the federal grand jury investigating the case.  

Mulgrew was already serving a 30 month prison sentence for defrauding the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (“DCED”).  Mulgrew pleaded guilty in that case on September 19, 2013 to filing a false tax return, mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail fraud and was sentenced August 6, 2014.  U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Stengel ordered today’s sentence to run consecutive to the previous prison term.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Denise S. Wolf and Anthony J. Wzorek.

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Updated December 17, 2014