Judge Tracie Hunter going to trial in September

Apr 8, 2014

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

A trial date of September 8 was set this morning for Hamilton Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter, who faces nine criminal charges.

Hunter's lawyer and the independent council chosen to prosecute her case met for 15 minutes this morning in the chambers of Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel.

After closed-door session, Nadel announced from the bench that there would be a hearing on motions in Hunter's case on June 5t, followed by the Sept. 8 trial.

Neither Hunter's lawyer, Clyde Bennett, nor the prosecutors, Scott Croswell and Merlyn Shiverdecker, would comment to the media after the pre-trial conference.

Hunter has entered not guilty pleas to all the counts of the indictment. She is charged with tampering with evidence, forgery, having an unlawful interest in a public contract, theft in office and misuse of credit cards.