A Philadelphia Traffic Court judge shown on a YouTube video soliciting campaign funds has admitted his actions but argues in court papers that he was unaware of a ban on judicial candidates seeking donations until he attended judicial school after his election. According to the conduct board's notice of formal charges, Willie F. Singletary allegedly told participants at an event held to raise donations for his campaign, "Now you all want me to get there, you're all going to need my hook-up, right?"
Judge Charged With Misconduct After YouTube Video Shows Him Soliciting Campaign Funds
The Legal Intelligencer
June 20, 2008