Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Public defender appointed for Rita Hunter
During a 10-minute session this morning in U. S. District Court in Springfield, Judge James England appointed a public defender for former Jasper County Public Administrator Rita Hunter and released her on bond.
Mrs. Hunter was indicted earlier this month on 10 counts of fraud and two counts of theft that allegedly took place while she was serving as a Jasper County elected official.
The complete indictment can be found at this link.
Mrs. Hunter's arraignment has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. January 5.