Judge Tracie Hunter

Judge Tracie Hunter
3:16 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

How much is too much to spend prosecuting Hunter case?

Hamilton County's budget office reports the county has spent roughly $460,000 prosecuting suspended juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter.

When including what the county spent in other Hunter-related court cases, the county says it spent more than $1.4 million in 2013 and 2014.

The Reverend Damon Lynch III and others Wednesday asked Commissioners to halt Hunter's retrial. The commissioners pay the bills, but have no say in whether or not the prosecution goes forward.

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Tracie Hunter
9:33 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Judge Tracie Hunter to be jailed during her appeal

Judge Tracie Hunter, surrounded by her body guards, at Friday's sentencing. Judge Nadel says she must begin serving the 6 months in jail December 29.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Hamilton County Judge Norbert Nadel has decided Judge Tracie Hunter will not be able to remain free during the appeal of her conviction of having an unlawful interest in a public contract.

Tuesday morning, Nadel ruled that Hunter must start serving her six month jail sentence December 29.

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Tracie Hunter
3:02 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Tracie Hunter gets 6 months in jail, will appeal

Former Judge Tracie Hunter escorted back into the courtroom after a brief recess. She was sentenced to 6 months in jail, but will appeal.

Hamilton County Judge Norbert Nadel acknowledging during sentencing that Tracie Hunter committed a low-level felony and was a first time offender, but said he couldn't get past the "dilemma of a double whammy," and that's why he sentenced her to six months in jail and six months probation.

When explaining the double whammy he said, "Judge Hunter is a judge and a public official and unfortunately it maybe a felony 4 but it's a double whammy."

After hearing the verdict one Hunter supporter cursed Judge Nadel and was thrown out of the courtroom.

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Judge Tracie Hunter
11:17 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Hunter's request for new trial denied

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A suspended juvenile court judge will not get a new trial or an acquittal on her conviction for unlawful interest in a public contract.  Tracie Hunter was found guilty last month of using her position as a judge to preserve her brother's job as a bailiff. 

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Local News
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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