It was a mess inside a Cincinnati courtroom on Monday as a former judge was literally dragged away by a bailiff. She was convicted of using her position to help a family member.
According to NBC News, Tracie Hunter, once a juvenile court judge, has been fighting her 2014 conviction and sixth-month sentence for improperly passing on information to her brother in a job dispute.
The judge received numerous letters urging him to not put Tracie in jail but he wasn’t moved, which lead to chaos erupting in the courtroom from her supporters.
“The case stems from the former judge’s brother, Stephen Hunter, who worked as a youth corrections officer. Stephen Hunter allegedly struck a young offender on the job on July 7, 2013, leading to the officer’s boss to recommend his firing.”
“Tracie Hunter improperly demanded and received documents about the teen and passed them on to her brother, prosecutors said.”
She has always maintained her innocence.
“I violated no laws, I did not secure a public contract, I did not secure employment for my brother who worked for the court for about seven years before I was elected judge. They need to drop these unrighteous and I believe unlawful charges against me,” Tracie told NBC affiliate WLWTin Cincinnati on Sunday.