- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - A convicted southwest Ohio juvenile judge has pleaded not guilty to a new amended charge of misusing a county credit card.

Judge Tracie Hunter was convicted in October of unlawful interest in a public contract. Prosecutors filed the amended charge to fix a legal technicality that restricted jurors in her first trial from considering it in the original case.

Defense attorney Clyde Bennett II says the not-guilty plea for Hunter was entered Wednesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

Hunter earlier pleaded not guilty to eight other felony charges she is scheduled to be tried on in June. Jurors couldn’t reach unanimous verdicts on those charges. They include tampering with evidence and theft in office among others.

The new judge is allowing Hunter to remain out of jail pending trial.

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