Warrant issued for suspended Judge Tracie Hunter's arrest

Tracie Hunter arrest warrant

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A warrant is out for suspended Judge Tracie Hunter's arrest after she failed to show up for court Wednesday afternoon.

Hunter was scheduled to appear in court at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. When she didn't, Hamilton County Magistrate Jacqueline Purcell issued an arrest warrant.

The court date stemmed from a speeding ticket she received in North College Hill at 9:59 p.m. on Oct. 29 for going 47 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Hunter's attorney Clyde Bennett said it was all just a misunderstanding, and she thought she was supposed to appear in court on Nov. 17.

Hunter is scheduled to be in court Thursday regarding her motion requesting a new trial. She claims three jurors were pressured to agree on a guilty verdict.




The motion claims Hunter's Fourth Amendment rights were violated when Judge Norbert Nadel did not poll the jury the day the guilty verdict was read.

Last month Hunter was found guilty on one count, unlawful interest in a public contract. Jurors could not agree on a decision for the remaining eight felony counts.

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