Indicted Ohio judge’s trial expected to be set

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio juvenile court judge accused of misusing county credit cards and backdating court documents is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for a trial date to be set in her case.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter has pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges of tampering with evidence, forgery and theft in office.

A similar hearing to set a trial date for Hunter was postponed last month after her attorney was replaced.

Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel said at the time that Hunter’s trial likely will be set for June or September.

After her indictment, Hunter suggested she was being targeted for being a black Democrat.

Hunter was released from custody pending her trial. She was last in court on Jan. 17.

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