Tracie Hunter

Tracie Hunter
12:57 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Judge Tracie Hunter charges stick, trial on for September

Suspended Judge Tracie Hunter follows her attorney Clyde Bennett II into court.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Suspended Judge Tracie Hunter, indicted on charges she misused county credit cards and backdated court documents, will go on trial September 8, 2014.

Hamilton County Court Judge Norbert Nadel rejected arguments by Hunter's attorney, Clyde Bennett II that charges of forgery, theft in office and tampering with evidence be dropped. Nadel also said no to three separate trials and a change-of-venue. The Judge said if jurors can't be seated in September then the trial may be moved.

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Judge Tracie Hunter
11:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Judge Hunter enters not guilty plea

Judge Tracie Hunter (second from right) is arraigned Friday on nine felony indictments.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter was in court Friday but standing on the other side of the bench.

Hunter entered a not guilty plea on nine felony counts including theft in office, tampering with evidence, forgery and misuse of a county credit card.

She was released on her own recognizance. Her next court date is a status report update between the judge and attorneys for both sides on March 4.

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Tracie Hunter
2:20 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Tracie Hunter faces felony indictment

Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Update 2:50pm: The Ohio Supreme Court has issued an order today disqualifying Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter from acting as a judge because of the indictment. In the order signed by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, it says “it is further ordered that she shall remain disqualified while any and all indictments filed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas are pending and until further order of this court.”

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Hamilton County Commission
12:47 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

County to pay $883,000 in legal fees from court battle with Judge Hunter

Hamilton County will pay $883,000 to cover legal fees for Judge Tracie Hunter. That's lower than the $920,514.22 she racked up while suing the Board of Elections and the county's ensuing appeals.

Commission President Chris Monzel says, "We actually got a reduction in the amount based on the promptness of that payment, which helps the taxpayers pay less money. But unfortunately we didn't win the lawsuit and we had to pay."

Fellow Commissioner Todd Portune says the amount is still much higher than it should have been.

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Tracie Hunter
3:20 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Judge Hunter to get outside counsel

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter will have outside counsel defending her in several cases against her, including lawsuits brought by the Cincinnati Enquirer and Channel 9.

Hamilton County Commissioners Monday approved hiring attorneys Firooz Namei and James Bogen.

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