Four Jersey City, N.J., municipal judges, including the former municipal court chief judge, have been charged with improperly dismissing traffic and parking tickets for themselves, relatives, friends or colleagues. The chief judge, who resigned Sept. 20, was charged with second-degree official misconduct, as were two part-time judges who took unpaid leaves of absence. A fourth judge was charged with third-degree official misconduct. The second-degree charges each carry a potential jail term of 10 years.
Criminal Charges Announced in N.J. Ticket-Fixing Scandal
New Jersey Law Journal
October 23, 2007