Article from The Daily Wire by Ashe Schow.

A case of corruption has become political as a former juvenile court judge was ordered to prison, refused to go, and was dragged from the courtroom after she went limp in protest.

Tracie Hunter was elected in November 2010 to serve as a judge for Hamilton County Juvenile Court in Ohio. Due to an election dispute and a prolonged lawsuit, she was not sworn in until 2012. On January 10, 2014, she was suspended pending nine felony indictments.

Hunter was accused of tampering with evidence, forgery, theft and having an unlawful interest in a public contract. She had allegedly backdated and signed court orders to keep them from being appealed. She plead not guilty and was convicted on one felony count — a charge that she “provided a confidential document to her brother when he faced a disciplinary hearing in his court job,” Fox News reported. She was sentenced to six months in prison. The jury could not reach a decision for the eight other counts, so a mistrial was declared.

Hunter protested her sentence in a Cincinnati courtroom on Tuesday and had to be physically removed. Video from the court, published by Fox News, shows an officer holding Hunter under her arms and dragging her across the floor. The outlet reported that Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker had received numerous postcards supporting Hunter. He said they constituted intimidation and “flat-out failed.”

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