We have to imagine it's easier to fight the law and win when you're a judge. Reuters reports Magisterial District Judge Kelly Ballentine of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has been charged with a number of crimes associated with dismissing her own traffic violations. According to Attorney General Linda Kelley, the 43-year-old judge faces charges on conflict of interest, tampering with public records and obstruction of justice.
Ballentine was issued two parking tickets in November 2010 when her BMW was parked illegally in front of her home, followed by a third citation for an out-of-date registration. The judge failed to pay the tickets on time, and summonses were mailed to her home. Ballentine then allegedly went onto the online court system and dismissed the tickets with a waive of her judicial wand.

The judge has since been arraigned and released on a $25,000 bond, though she has not commented on the situation.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Good job throwing away a nice job for $200 worth of tickets.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha, you drive a bmw, are at the courthouse daily, and you cant afford/remeber to pay your ticket? Thats pathetic
      • 3 Years Ago
      PA's had problems with judges misusing their authority to benefit themselves... a few years ago there were two judges who were sending kids to a private penitentiary in exchange for kickbacks. This is a lot less egregious but equally dumb.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where the f**k is my comment AB? This is not the first time it disappears.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Mine was erased too. Censorship is alive and well on Autoblog evidently. And I didn't say anything derogatory. All I said is that it was no surprise, and typical. Then someone responded by asking me "why, cause she's a judge?" And I responded "oh, she's a judge?"
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet that retarded smile on her face in this picture is not there now! What goes around comes around dumbass.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is just crazy, irrational behavior. Five bucks she was drunk or high when she tinkered with the court computer records. And perhaps even more importantly - if she can go in and monkey with her own court records what kind of security can we expect for ANY of Lancaster's court records? She has opened the door to thousands of judgement contests...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bunch of over privileged high power citizens think they are so high and mighty, you lady give your profession a bad name.
      BMW ROCKS!
      • 3 Years Ago
      they dont teach common sense in law school
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow that is so sobering throw the book atd her and take her license
      • 3 Years Ago
      She started acting like she was above the law, or probably gave officers/troopers too much ****, maybe throwing out their cases, and they got her back. Good for her, lock her up with the corrupt NEPA judges as well.
      Black Ceaser
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's alot of jealous azz crackers on here. At least she is a judge and not at home in her under wares drinking beer, talking sh*t on the computer. Get a life crackers!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just following examples set by congress.
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