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Tracie Hunter could face contempt charges

Tracie Hunter at her sentencing last week. (FOX19/Jody Barr) Tracie Hunter at her sentencing last week. (FOX19/Jody Barr)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Former Hamilton County Juvenile Judge Tracie Hunter could be facing more legal trouble.

The Ohio Supreme Court is threatening Hunter with contempt of court charges after she failed to stop practicing law. 

On Oct. 21, the supreme court issued an order demanding that, among other things, Hunter had to stop practicing law. 

After she failed to do so within the allotted time period of 30 days, the supreme court threatened to hold her in contempt. 

Hunter now has until Christmas to explain why she should not be held in contempt. 

On Friday, she was sentenced to six months in the Hamilton county jail for having unlawful interest in a public contract. She has until Dec. 29 to report to jail and start serving that sentence. 

Her attorney has already filed paperwork for an appeal. He has asked Judge Norbert Nadel to stay her sentencing until her appeal process is complete. Nadel is expected to make that decision this week.

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