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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jury Delivers Verdicts In Ticket Fixing Trial

PHILADELPHIA – A federal jury today delivered its verdicts against seven defendants charged in a ticket fixing conspiracy involving the former Philadelphia Traffic Court.  Jurors found three defendants - Michael Lowry, Robert Mulgrew, and Thomasine Tynes – guilty of committing perjury before the federal grand jury and defendant Willie Singletary guilty of lying to the FBI when questioned about ticket fixing at Traffic Court. Three defendants – Michael Sullivan, Robert Moy, and Mark A. Bruno – were found not guilty.

Co-defendants H. Warren Hogeland, Kenneth Miller, Fortunato Perri, William Hird, and Henry P. Alfano previously pleaded guilty.  

“We respect the jury’s verdict in this case and will continue our efforts to root out corruption in Philadelphia and this district,” said United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. “We are pleased that the jury convicted these former judges of the serious offenses of lying under oath and lying to the FBI.”

Sentencing hearings have not yet been scheduled.  Each defendant faces a maximum possible statutory sentence of not more than five years and/or a fine.

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.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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Updated December 15, 2014