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Woman sentenced in ticket fixing scheme

3 years 6 months 5 minutes ago July 19, 2013 Jul 19, 2013 Friday, July 19 2013 July 19, 2013 7:57 AM in News

BATON ROUGE - A former legal and clerical specialist for Baton Rouge City Court has been sentenced to two years of probation and fined $250 after admitting that she accepted more than $5,000 in bribes.

48-year-old Ingrid Simon, of Baton Rouge, admitted Thursday she received that money for fixing more than 30 traffic tickets between 2007 and 2010.

The FBI's Operation Illegal Motion resulted in the conviction in 2009 and 2010 of nine people.

That investigation sent former senior City Prosecutor Flitcher R. Bell to federal prison for three years for orchestrating bribery schemes. Former Baton Rouge Police Officer Leonard P. Jackson was sent to prison for two years.

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