40 People Eagerly Apply for Philly’s Most Corrupt Job


Only in Philly would this seem like a promising job opportunity:

Thirty-nine candidates — 38 Democrats, one Republican and one who filed for both parties — just made the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday to file nomination petitions for three vacant seats on Philadelphia Traffic Court.

Not only is Traffic Court’s reputation in the gutter after nine federal prosecutors indicted nine current or former judges for ticket-fixing, but the institution may not even exist soon.

The state Senate in February voted unanimously to eliminate those three seats as part of a larger legislative plan to abolish Traffic Court in Philadelphia.  The state House’s Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing in Philadelphia on March 22 to consider that legislation.

On the other hand, you make $91,052 and don’t need to be a lawyer to qualify. [Daily News]