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.
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.