4 Jersey City judges charged in ticket fixing scandal
Four Jersey City municipal judges have found themselves on the other side of the law after being charged in a ticket fixing scandal.
Former Chief Judge Wanda Molina, Judge Irwin Rosen, Judge Pauline Sica and Judge Victor Sison are charged with official misconduct for fixing tickets.
According to state Attorney General Anne Milgram, Molina is charged with dismissing five parking tickets issued to a friend. Rosen is charged with dismissing one $42 parking ticket issued to himself. Sica is charged with dismissing or reducing two parking tickets and one traffic ticket that were issued to Sison. Milgram says Sison is accused of asking Sica to handle those tickets.
?In each and every instance, the judges had the duty to recuse themselves from taking action on these tickets,? Milgram said. ?This is an ongoing investigation and I anticipate you will hear more from us on Jersey City in the days and weeks to come.?
One judge has resigned. Two of the other accused judges have been replaced because their terms expired. The final accused judge is on unpaid leave. A fifth judge, Judge Vincent Signorile, also took a leave of absence this month, but has not been charged.
The four judges are due in court November 1.
For the full press conference with Milgram, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.
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