Tracie Hunter

Local News
9:15 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Tracie Hunter asks appeals court to postpone her sentence

Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Suspended Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter has asked the Ohio First District Court of Appeals to release her on bail and postpone her sentencing while she appeals her conviction on a criminal charge.

Earlier this month, the trial judge, Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel, denied a motion by Hunter's lawyer, Clyde Bennett II, to postpone her jail sentence while she appeals the case. Nadel ordered that she begin her jail term on Dec. 29.

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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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3:52 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Hunter files for new trial

Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The attorney for former juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter filed a motion for a new trial Wednesday.

Two days after deliberations started in her trial, the jury returned a verdict on one of the nine counts.  Hunter’s attorney, Clyde Bennett, says while the jurors verbally agreed with the decision then, it was sealed, and not read until days later.  Bennett says since then, two jurors have signed affidavits to say guilty was not their true verdict.

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