A former judge in Ohio is on her way to jail after she used her position to help a family member.
Ex-juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter exhausted her appeals related to her 2014 conviction for passing information to her brother in a job dispute.
On Monday, Hunter was ordered to jail by Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker, resulting in several of her supporters to cause chaos in the courtroom.
Refusing to go, Hunter went limp and had to be dragged away. One of her supporters, wearing a black T-shirt with the words “Justice for Judge Tracie M. Hunter,” was also handcuffed and taken away.
Hunter’s brother, Stephen Hunter, had been working as a corrections officer when he reportedly struck a juvenile detainee in 2013, leading to his termination. Then-Judge Hunter demanded documents about the detainee and gave them to her brother.
According to NBC News, Hunter maintained her innocence to the end.
“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,” she said. “They need to drop these unrighteous and I believe unlawful charges against me.”
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