City court worker convicted of erasing tickets for cash

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Posted: Feb 27, 2013 4:43 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Feb 27, 2013 4:43 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: bribes, baton rouge, corruption, government, traffic tickets, cash, crime

BATON ROUGE- A woman was convicted of taking bribes to erase traffic tickets for people at city court.

Ingrid Simon, 49, pled guilty to charges Wednesday before U.S. District Judge James J. Brady.

Simon, a court clerk, took bribes on about thirty occasions from 2007 to 2010. Simon admitted she would take cash from people and dismiss traffic matters. Computers records would show prosecutors asked to have the issues dismissed.

United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux said in a press release, "[we] will continue to aggressively and tenaciously root out public corruption wherever found."

"Our local and state courts are full of many honest employees whose good work should not be overshadowed by such corruption."

The FBI investigated Simon.


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