Chinatown Philly: Chinatown businessman takes heat for alleged ticket-fixing
In the 18th day of the federal corruption trial of six former Traffic Court judges and a businessman, federal prosecutors yesterday tried to show “the fix behind the scenes,” as described by Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise Wolf. All seven defendants face conspiracy and fraud charges.
Wolf and Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Wzorek called two witnesses who spoke under immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony. Jin Jiang and Steven Cao, both of Chinatown, spoke of their business relationships with Robert Moy, 56, who is charged with using his personal and political connections with ex-Traffic Court judges to get tickets fixed for his clients.
Jiang said had he received two moving violations since 2010 that he brought to Moy’s business seeking help. Moy owns Number One Translations in Chinatown, which specializes in helping non-English-speakers figure out their traffic tickets. Jiang said he had known Moy for more than 10 years “because of traffic tickets,” and first saw Moy’s services advertised in a local newspaper.