16 cops, 5 civilians indicted in ticket-fixing scheme

More than 20 NYPD officers and civilians have been indicted in a ticket-fixing scandal stemming from an extensive wiretapping probe.Click NEXT to hear public reaction

THE BRONX - More than 20 NYPD officers and civilians have been indicted in a ticket-fixing scandal stemming from an extensive wiretapping probe.Click NEXT to hear public reaction to the indictments.Officials have accused 16 cops and five civilians of erasing loved ones' ticket fines in exchange for money and gifts. The 1,000-page indictment included more than 1,600 criminal counts. The scandal broke in 2009 after wiretap reports allegedly caught Officer Jose Ramos discussing the scheme. Ramos, who owned a barber shop and was suspected of allowing a friend to deal drugs out of it, is accused of larceny, official misconduct and falsifying business records. Prosecutors said Ramos also allegedly transported drugs in uniform. His wife was among the five others charged in the probe. Each of the suspects pleaded not guilty. AP wire services contributed to this report.

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