Gloucester Twp. Resident Indicted in Phila. Traffic Court Scandal
Businessman Henry P. "Eddie" Alfano is accused of taking part in a far-reaching ticket-fixing scandal in Philadelphia Traffic Court.
Local resident Henry P. "Eddie" Alfano was a key player in a widespread practice of ticket-fixing in Philadelphia Traffic Court, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday.
Nine current or former traffic-court judges also face corruption charges in the investigation.
Alfano, a Kelly Driver Road resident, was indicted on one count of conspiracy, six counts of wire fraud and six counts of mail fraud, Philly.com reports.
Alfano owns Century Motors Inc., a vintage-car and auto-parts dealership in Philadelphia. He also owned a towing service that won a no-bid contract from traffic court, according to Philly.com.
Read the federal indictment here.
Alfano and his businesses were among the targets of an FBI raid in February 2011 that now appears to be related to the Traffic Court investigation.
A warrant authorizing the raid also sought records of business deals involving Kevin Piccolo, a real estate agent in Gloucester Township and chairman of the township's Democratic Party, according to Philly.com.
Piccolo has not been charged in the Traffic Court scandal.
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