The Bronx District Attorney’s office is expected to unseal indictments Friday in the widespread NYPD ticket-fixing scandal, 1010 WINS reports.
As many as 17 officers, including union delegates, are expected to be charged with bribery, larceny, perjury and obstruction.
The officers are expected to surrender Thursday night or Friday morning.
More than 500 officers have been linked to the scandal. Those involved are accused of taking cash, alcohol and other gifts for fixing the tickets.
Several high ranking city lawmakers and a New York Yankees official were reportedly among those who allegedly had tickets thrown out.
Those indicted were most likely snared on authorized wiretaps.
The case reportedly started by accident. Apparently the owner of a barbershop not far from the 43d Precinct in the Bronx called his cop son to see about fixing a ticket. Unbeknownst to the cop the telephone was being tapped by Internal Affairs officers who were investigating local drug trafficking.
Many in the department who came under scrutiny were handled administratively and don’t face criminal charges.