Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and a slew of other high profile celebrities have been cited in a New York City investigation involving fixed ticket violations.
According to reports, two sources familiar with the A-Rod speeding ticket said he was driving on the West Side Highway near W.57th St. in 2009. A highway cop issued the ticket, but an NYPD sergeant later squashed it, the sources said.
Revelations of special treatment for bigwigs emerged as Bronx prosecutors and the Internal Affairs Bureau conduct separate investigations into suspected ticket-fixing.
An inside source believes big name entertainers can easily get a pass with tickets.
“It was very easy for a big name to walk away from a summons,” one police source said. “[Celebrities] have contacts everywhere. There’s an eagerness to help because of who they are.”