Thursday, January 26, 2012
Rita Hunter trial postponed until at least November
The fraud and theft trial of former Jasper County Public Administrator Rita Hunter, originally scheduled for next month, will not be held until at least November.
U. S. District Court Judge James C. England granted a continuance today to Mrs. Hunter. Her public defenders asked for the delay to give them time to review discovery from all of the people who allegedly were bilked by Mrs. Hunter. The trial has been placed on the November 26 docket.
Mrs. Hunter pleaded not guilty January 5 in Springfield. The grand jury indictment against her can be found at this link.