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Saturday, February 2, 2013
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A Federal Grand Jury has indicted West Chester Magisterial Judge Mark Bruno for fraud related to traffic tickets.
According to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday, West Chester Magisterial Judge Mark Bruno allegedly "fixed" Philadelphia traffic tickets, along with 11 other judges, for people "with whom they were socially or politically connected." Bruno presided over District Court 15-1-01 that primarily deals with offenses in the western part of the Borough of West Chester. Bruno, along with the other judges indicted, stands accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud. According to the indictment, the judges allegedly involved would use their personal assistants and courtroom staff to make “consideration” requests to other judges for traffic tickets that needed to be “fixed.” Judges would allegedly “fix” traffic tickets by dismissing…