A state discipline court has found a former Philadelphia traffic judge fixed tickets and violated ethics in a ruling that could cost him his state pension.
However, the state's Court of Judicial Discipline said in its ruling Thursday there was ample evidence Sullivan took care of tickets for his friends.
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Superior Court Judge Jack Panella says Sullivan brought "the judicial office into disrepute."
Sullivan's lawyer Samuel Stretton tells The Philadelphia Inquirer his client will fight the decision, adding the tribunal "ignored the undisputed facts in this case."
In December, Sullivan pleaded guilty to failing to file tax returns that showed how many people he employed at his bar.
He faces possible prison time in that case.