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January 14, 2015

Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Sentenced to 20-Month Prison Term

PHILADELPHIA—Michael Lowry, 59, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for lying to a grand jury in connection with a ticket fixing scheme at the former Philadelphia Traffic Court. Lowry was a sitting traffic court judge at the time. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Stengel ordered one year of supervised release and ordered Lowry to perform 100 hours of community service.

Lowry and co-defendants Robert Mulgrew and Thomasine Tynes were convicted at trial, on July 23, 2014, of committing perjury before a federal grand jury.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Denise Wolf and Anthony Wzorek.

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