Judge Must Answer Charges in Alleged Ticket-Fixing Case

A Beverly Hills judge must answer charges of obstruction of justice stemming from an alleged traffic ticket-fixing scheme, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.

Judge Frank Domenicini rejected Municipal Judge Charles D. Boags' claim that the two misdemeanor charges against him should be dismissed.

Prosecutors alleged in January that Boags improperly suspended fines on 207 parking tickets issued to friends of his son.

When the charges were filed in January, Los Angeles Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner said Boags was "fixing tickets for his son and his sons' friends." The case was transferred to Orange County after Los Angeles County judges disqualified themselves because they knew Boags.

None of Boags' three lawyers could be reached for comment.

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