(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A former city hearing officer has been accused of fixing Philadelphia parking tickets in exchange for $169 worth of concert tickets to Prince and Phil Collins concerts.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office lodged one count of extortion against Molden David Faison, 43, who was employed by the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication from 1999 to 2004.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the feds have accused Faison of using the job to obtain $200 in cash, plus the concert tickets over a three month period in mid-2004. Faison was terminated from his position in September of that year for unrelated reasons.
A grand jury charged that on June 4, 2004, Faison agreed to reduce or dismiss more than $1,000 worth of tickets in exchange for a $200 payment from an individual identified only as “J.F.”
Faison is the second official in the bureau at the time to be charged with this type of crime. One-time director Joseph F. Hoffman Jr. was indicted, only a week after Faison made the first deal, on charges of taking $4,000 from the owner of a taxicab business who wanted at least $47,000 worth of parking tickets dismissed.
Faison reported met with “J.F.” to fix additional parking tickets for an unidentified business in exchange for tickets to see Collins and Prince at separate times over the summer. The indictment did not make clear whether Faison had gotten to see the concerts, or how many tickets were to be fixed in exchange for the experience. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers