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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ind. Cts. - "Marion Co. Traffic Court bailiffs accused of forging documents to get tickets dismissed" [Updated]

Posted this morning by Fox 59, a story that begins:

Two former Marion County Traffic Court bailiffs are accused of forging judges’ signatures in order to get traffic tickets and violations dismissed. One of them accepted bribes, prosecutors say.

Evelyn Hughes is charged with 49 counts including bribery, forgery and official misconduct. Carnetta Arthur faces 14 counts, including forgery and official misconduct.

The charges against the former bailiffs are the result of a report from the Marion County Superior Courts to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Grand Jury Division.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the bailiffs forged judges’ signatures on documents to dismiss infraction charges in court. They forwarded those documents to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to clear suspensions and reinstatement fees. Prosecutors said Hughes accepted money from people so that their cases would be dismissed.

[Updated at 12:00 PM] Here is a story from the Indianapolis Star.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 16, 2017 11:03 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts