Judge Tracie Hunter

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12:33 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Hunter suspended from practicing law

Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Tracie Hunter has been suspended from practicing law in Ohio, following her conviction earlier this month.

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Tracie Hunter
12:59 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Jury finds Judge Tracie Hunter guilty on one count

Judge Tracie Hunter walks into the courtroom before the verdict was read.
Ann Thompson WVXU

After deliberating  four days, a Hamilton County jury has found suspended Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter guilty of having an unlawful interest in a public contract.  However the jury was not able to reach verdicts on the remaining eight counts.

Hunter's attorney, Clyde Bennett II, says he will appeal.

In January, a Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted Hunter on the following counts:

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4:38 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Hunter jury returns one verdict, will resume deliberations next week

Defendant Judge Tracie Hunter returns to the courtroom after a break earlier in the trial.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The jury in the trial of Judge Tracie Hunter has a verdict on one count but will come back next week to continue deliberations on the other counts.

Jurors returned a verdict Friday afternoon on count six: unlawful interest in a public contract. Judge Norbert Nadel sealed the decision and it will be read once the jury decides the other counts.

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4:50 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Closing arguments in Hunter trial go into a third day

Defendant Judge Tracie Hunter returns to the courtroom after a break.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Each side has taken hours to sum up its case in the trial of suspended Hamilton County Juvenile Judge Tracie Hunter. Judge Norbert Nadel told Special Prosecutor Scott Croswell he can finish up Wednesday with jury instructions to follow.

Closing arguments began Monday in a trial that is now into its fifth week. Hunter is charged with nine felony counts including tampering with evidence, forgery and theft in office.

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4:50 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Jury expected to get Tracie Hunter case Tuesday

Defense attorney Clyde Bennett II makes his case in closing arguments.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Special Prosecutor Merlin Schiverdecker quoted Truman and Shakespeare while making his case to the jury as to why they should find Tracie Hunter guilty of all nine charges facing her. But defense attorney Clyde Bennett II said his client is guilty of nothing and the charges were politically motivated.

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