- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Prosecutors say a former Philadelphia police radio dispatcher has pleaded guilty to federal bribery and fraud charges and acknowledged that she took money to help circumvent efforts to crack down on tow-truck operators.

The U.S. attorney’s office said Monday that 44-year-old Dorian Parsley accepted more than $35,000 in bribes to feed information on locations of where police needed tow trucks.

Parsley faces a maximum of 35 years in prison.

The police department has a program to rotate assignments among tow trucks to avoid conflicts at the scene of a crime or accident. Prosecutors say Parsley used her personal phone to text the confidential information to tow truck drivers who paid the bribes.

Prosecutors say auto-body shop owner William Cheeseman also pleaded guilty to a bribery count for paying Parsley.

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