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Court documents: Former judge Tracie Hunter has completed her one-year probation

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 10:34:08-04

CINCINNATI — One year after she was dragged out of the courtroom, Tracie Hunter has completed her probation.

Court documents signed by Judge Patrick Dinkelaker dated Monday, July 20, said that Hunter "has complied with the terms of her Community Control including payment of all Court indebtedness."

With that, Hunter was discharged from her probation.

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Hunter was convicted of mishandling a confidential document in 2014.

After her conviction, some city officials called for Hunter's sentence not to be executed. Mayor John Cranley wrote a letter to Dinkelaker that "serving prison time seems to me to be disproportionate to her crime.”

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a letter read in court before Hunter's sentencing that the former judge had never felt remorse for what she had done and that she had some sort of "mental condition." Deters did ask for Hunter to be evaluated before her sentence.

Dinkelacker said in 2019 that he received 45 postcards at his home pressuring him to exonerate Hunter.

"I will never, ever, ever bow to that type of pressure,” Dinkelacker said.