VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) - In a very unusual move, Vandalia Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Heck has banned city prosecutor Claudia Turrell from her courtroom.
According to 2 NEWS partners at the Vandalia Drummer, the issue stems from an administrative order by Judge Heck barring Turrell due to an ongoing investigation involving her "credibility."
Judge Heck's husband is Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck. His public information officer Greg Flanagan confirmed the issue over rumors that Judge Heck was stopped for suspicion of drunk driving. Flanagan said those rumors are not true.
Vandalia city officials told 2 NEWS they are investigating this case and are following the court order, suspending Turrell with pay until the investigation is complete.
2 NEWS spoke with Turrell who said she has obtained an attorney to represent her.
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