Irwin Rosen, one of four New Jersey judges accused of official misconduct in a 2007 ticket-fixing scandal, was exonerated last week when the state asked that his charge be dismissed. Rosen had been charged with third-degree official misconduct for allegedly dismissing his own $42 parking ticket and had faced a possible five-year prison term. The scandal rocked Jersey City's Municipal Court, depleted its 11-judge bench and led the state judiciary to issue new strictures governing traffic and parking citations.
Ticket-Fixing Charge Dropped Against N.J. Judge
New Jersey Law Journal
September 8, 2009