By Dustin Slaughter
Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. “abruptly” resigned yesterday, according to The Inquirer, and will plead guilty to charges including accepting a bribe for case fixing, wire fraud, and mail fraud.
Waters says he will not cooperate with investigators, however.
Allegations against Waters involve him accepting $1,000 in cash, under the guise of a campaign contribution which was never reported; Waters then asked another judge who was actually hearing the gun case for leniency.
Waters is also alleged to have influenced the outcome of a 2011 civil case.
Four other judges are also under investigation.
Read the full story from The Inquirer’s Craig R. McCoy, Jeremy Roebuck, and Mark Fazlollah.