“Do as we say, not as we do.”
That seems to be the modus operandi for some top employees of the two primary scam-cam vendors, American Traffic Solutions and “rival” Redflex Group.
September 2005: Public records show that Shoba Vaitheeswaran (Redflex’s Media Relations spokeswoman) was the defendant/respondent in an unspecified photo enforcement case. After ignoring the extortion letter sent by Scottsdale Police and the Scottsdale Municipal Court, her citation was dismissed under Arizona’s Rule 4:
“The defendant has 90 days from the date of filing to be served with the citation, pursuant to A.R.S. § 28-1592(B)(2). After 120 days, the court shall dismiss the citation, pursuant to Rule 4(i), Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.”
May 2006: John Petrozza, ATS’s Executive Vice President of Field Operations, appears to have ignored his Scottsdale traffic citation, which was dismissed under Rule 4 (almost exactly 120 days after being filed.) It’s unclear if he intentionally avoided the process server, commonly called “dodging service.”
July 2008: ATS President James Tuton is listed as defendant/respondent for a Scottsdale traffic citation. Tuton appearently also ignored his extortion letter from Scottsdale, and the summons was turned over to a process server. The most recent update to the case seems to indicate that on 9/30/2008 Tuton was either served or voluntarily waived service.
It’s unclear if Tuton is actually going to fight his ticket, which would be really amusing due to the likelyhood that his company actually issued it. We’ll bring the popcorn to that dog-and-pony courtroom showdown.
So, allow us to momentarily enter the Twilight Zone while we, uh, applaud …?… these people for ignoring the fraudulent photo enforcement tickets.