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Hennepin County Court Clerk Indicted For Bribes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Hennepin County court clerk has been indicted for allegedly accepting bribes to dismiss tickets.

The indictment filed Tuesday says Abdulkadir Mohamoud Afrah’s scheme cost the state more than $6,100. The indictment says that between 2008 and 2011, Afrah accepted bribes in exchange for dismissing 22 tickets for people caught driving without vehicle insurance.

Each violation carries a $278 fine, and could lead to higher insurance costs or revocation of driving privileges.

The indictment includes one count of wire fraud, one count of theft and one count of soliciting and receiving a bribe.

Afrah is out of custody after posting bond. His attorney, Mitchell Robinson, says he has not yet read the indictment and has not seen any evidence related to the case.

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