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.
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.