Indicted Ohio judge's trial set for September


CINCINNATI (AP) -- A trial has been set for September for an Ohio juvenile court judge accused of misusing county credit cards and backdating court documents.

The trial for Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter was set Tuesday for Sept. 8

Hunter was not at the hearing, and attorneys on both sides of the case declined to comment afterward.

Hunter has pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges of tampering with evidence, forgery and theft in office.

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

Hunter became a judge in 2012 following a lengthy legal battle over disputed 2010 juvenile judge election results.

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