Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Court Issues 'Slap On The Wrist' For Court Employee In Ticket Fixing Scam

Decatur, GA
Last week Dekalb County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker handed down sentences against former court employee Charlene Johnson and local clothing store owner Sonia Williams for their part in a long running ticket fixing scheme. Six others were arrested during the investigation.

Johnson (pictured at left) pleaded guilty to violating the public trust, using her position in at the Recorder's Court to have cases dismissed in exchange for money. Williams pleaded guilty to bringing tickets to Johnson and giving Johnson cash or "store discounts" in exchange for having cases dismissed.

The two were charged with 171 criminal charges, including violations of the Georgia Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Johnson admitted to netting over $20,000 from the scheme over the last three years. Johnson was sentenced to 20 years, but ordered to serve only 12 months and to pay restitution, while Williams was sentenced to five years, but ordered to serve only 30 days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have to be kidding me, months, not years?
The niggers should have been given 10 years each.
I bet if it had been whites they would have.