Philly mayor's brother out of jail after paying traffic fines
MOORESTOWN, N.J. ? T. Milton Street, the brother of Philadelphia's mayor and a declared candidate for the office himself, was arrested today at a convenience store on two outstanding traffic warrants, authorities said.A police officer recognized Street at a 7-Eleven in this Philadelphia suburb and arrested him on the warrants, Moorestown police Lt. Howard Mann said.Both warrants stem from traffic tickets that led to contempt citations, Mann said. One warrant out of Moorestown carries a $2,500 penalty while another from nearby Pennsauken carries a $750 fine, Mann said. He did not have further details about the violations.Street paid the fines and was released about five hours after being picked up. He told reporters gathered outside the Burlington County courthouse that the tickets were up to a decade old and that he thought they had been resolved.Street, whose many incarnations include stints as a hot-dog vendor, community activist, state senator and duck-boat tour operator, is the brother of Philadelphia Mayor John F. Street.Milton Street said last week he would run to succeed his brother despite questions about his residency ? he recently lived at least part-time in Moorestown ? and a federal indictment. John Street cannot run again because of term limits.Milton Street was indicted in November over $2 million in questionable airport consulting fees he allegedly failed to report on his tax returns.
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