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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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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4:50 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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6:00 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Seating a jury in the Tracie Hunter trial

Tracie Hunter at a court hearing this summer.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Hamilton County prosecutors and Tracie Hunter's attorney, Clyde Bennett II will begin picking a jury Monday.

The suspended juvenile court judge has been indicted on nine counts including tampering with evidence, forgery and theft in office. She's accused of misusing county credit cards and backdating court documents.

On July 15, 2014 Judge Norbert Nadel refused to dismiss the charges. Bennett asked the judge for a change of venue. Nadel said he would consider it only if a jury couldn't be seated.

Bennett says his client is not guilty

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