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Former NJ Judge Sentenced For Ticket Fixing

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Police say a Bronx man glued parking meters shut in a fit of anger over tickets that he received. (Credit:file)

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey municipal court judge has been sentenced to probation for fixing parking tickets.

Wanda Molina, the former chief judge of the Jersey City Municipal Court, also received a 364-day prison term in the sentence imposed Friday. But if she successfully completes the terms of her probation, she can ask that the prison term be dismissed.

Molina also must complete 500 hours of community service and pay restitution for the fixed tickets, an amount that has not yet been determined. She also forfeited her right to public employment.

Molina pleaded guilty in June to tampering with and falsifying public records, acknowledging that she dismissed several tickets issued to a person authorities described as a close friend.

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