- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - An intern in New Haven’s traffic enforcement department charged with fixing parking tickets for friends, family and others has been admitted to an accelerated rehabilitation program that will help him avoid jail if he complies.

The New Haven Register (https://bit.ly/20a6Ik4) reports that a judge ordered 26-year-old Alton Ferguson to repay $7,425 in parking fines that he allegedly fixed. If he fails to repay the money within two years he faces up to 20 years behind bars on larceny charges. If he complies, charges will be dismissed.

Ferguson had worked in the city’s traffic and parking division for about five years at $10 per hour. He was fired in September.

City officials say he fixed at least 133 tickets.

When questioned by police, he said he felt bad for some people.


Information from: New Haven Register, https://www.nhregister.com

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