Hamilton County Common Pleas Court

Judge Tracie Hunter
10:17 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Tracie Hunter to face second criminal trial in June

Suspended judge Tracie Hunter in court last fall
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Suspended juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter will go to trial again on June 1, facing eight felony counts.

Special prosecutors in the Hunter case re-filed those charges after a jury failed to reach a verdict on them in last fall's criminal trial.

Hunter was convicted in October on one count of unlawful interest in a public contract; and was sentenced by now-retired Judge Norbert Nadel to six months in prison. She is appealing the conviction.

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4:13 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Frisch's sues to recover $3.3 million it says was embezzled by former executive

Credit Frisch's

Frisch's Restaurants says a former executive stole millions from the company over several years and is taking him to court to recover it.

In a press release, Frisch's said Michael Hudson, the company's former assistant treasurer, embezzled an estimated $3.3 million from the company by forging payroll documents, creating false documents and accounting entries to divert the money into his personal bank accounts.

Frisch's said in its press release that Hudson resigned and assumed full responsibility. The civil suit has been filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

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8:49 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Tracie Hunter may face new trial on eight charges

Hunter in court before verdict was read
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Special prosecutors apparently intend to re-try suspended juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter on the eight felony counts that were declared a mistrial last fall when jurors couldn’t reach a verdict on them.

Hunter was convicted on one count of unlawful interest in a public contract and was sentenced to six months in jail and six months probation. She is appealing that conviction. Hunter is free on her own recognizance during the appeal.

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11:17 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Former state representative Beck goes to trial March 23

Former State Rep. Peter Beck
Credit Ohio House of Representatives website

Former state representative Peter Beck of Mason will go to trial March 23 on dozens of counts involving theft and fraud.

The trial is scheduled for four weeks in the Hamilton County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge John West.

Beck, who resigned from the Ohio House earlier this month, was indicted on sixteen counts in 2013. A second indictment this year added fifty-three more counts. But Beck's lawyers say 15 of them were duplicates of the original indictment.

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2:37 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Hunter motions for dismissal/retrial

Tracie Hunter's attorney, Clyde Bennett, (right), argues for dismissal before Judge Norbert Nadel
Credit Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Former juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter will find out next week if a common pleas judge will overturn her conviction or order a retrial.

Hunter was back in court Thursday morning with her lawyer, Clyde Bennett II, who had filed two motions: one for a retrial, and another for an acquittal.

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