Supporters rally for indicted judge in SW Ohio

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- An Ohio juvenile court judge indicted on felony charges including theft in office received support at a rally in southwest Ohio.

WLWT-TV in Cincinnati (http://bit.ly/JQN63D ) reports about 200 supporters of Hamilton County Judge Tracie Hunter attended the rally Saturday at a church in the Cincinnati suburb of Forest Park. Supporters spoke on her behalf and raised money for her defense.

Hunter was indicted on eight felony counts that also include tampering with evidence. The judge did not immediately return a call for comment Saturday.

Prosecutors say she backdated court records in an apparent effort to prevent her rulings from being overturned. Hunter is scheduled to appear in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court on Friday.

The Ohio Supreme Court disqualified Hunter from acting as a judge pending the case against her.

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Information from: WLWT-TV, http://www.wlwt.com