Ex-Ga. sheriff wants charges dismissed

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JONESBORO, Ga. — A former Georgia sheriff who’s running to win back his old job is trying to get corruption charges against him dismissed.

WAGA-TV reports former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was scheduled to appear in court today. His attorneys were expected to ask a judge to throw out 37 counts brought against him by outgoing Sheriff Kem Kimbrough. Hill defeated the sheriff in a runoff election last month and says the charges are politically motivated.

Hill is accused of ordering an employee to help him write a book, using official funds to pay for a vacation rental and placing a county worker on administrative leave to travel with him.

A write-in candidate is challenging Hill in the November election.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/17/12 - 06:26 am
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When someone wins a sheriff's

When someone wins a sheriff's election, he should be very careful of vendettas that can result in him being set-up by supporters of the losing candidate.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/17/12 - 07:33 am
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Clayton county

This contest has been a disaster in the making on all sides.....the school system took a dive & now this----& they wonder why people leave a county in droves sometimes......
But the real estate prices are low....there ya go.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 09/17/12 - 07:38 am
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When someone wins a sheriff's
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When someone wins a sheriff's race, he should not be engaged in unethical and criminal behavior and using his office (i.e. the taxpayers) for personal gain.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/17/12 - 08:25 am
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Palmetto, it's a two way

Palmetto, it's a two way street. I certainly agree with you, but there are serious vendettas sometimes. Who was the sheriff who lost the election and shot the winner up in Atlanta a couple of years ago?

Retired Army
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Retired Army 09/17/12 - 08:30 am
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Richard Roundtree, are you

Richard Roundtree, are you paying attention?

Insider Information
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Insider Information 09/17/12 - 08:36 am
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@ Riverman

If you were familiar with Victor Hill or the countless stories about his antics, you wouldn't be making those comments.

Let me just recount a few...

- Posting snipers on rooftops to "protect" him during his swearing in,
- Losing a federal lawsuit for firing white employees on the first day in office,
- Deputizing a whole bunch of campaign donors (so many that new badges had to be issued to real law enforcement by the new sheriff),
- Setting up a police road block around a commissioner's private business.

happychimer
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happychimer 09/17/12 - 08:36 am
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Weren't the charges brought

Weren't the charges brought against him before he ran for sheriff this time?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/17/12 - 09:15 am
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Clayton County

There were eight candidates running in the July Democratic Party primary election for sheriff. Hill and Kimbrough finished as the top two and went to the August run-off election.

Clayton County is so Democratic that not a single Republican bothered to qualify as a candidate.

Only after Hill won the run-off did Clayton County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Garland Watkins qualify as a write-in candidate. Watkins came in third in the July Democratic Party primary. That's a serious long shot.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 09/17/12 - 09:40 am
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The next four years will be

The next four years will be an important part of both local and national history.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 09/17/12 - 09:52 am
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Victor Hill,
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better known 'round here as "little Napoleon", is like his "brother" on capitol hill, obama the "useless Napoleon".

Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/17/12 - 12:05 pm
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Insider Info, I really don't

Insider Info, I really don't know the candidates. I do know a sheriff who won in one of those counties was murdered by the guy he beat a few years back. I'm just making general statements. It sounds like you know accused a lot better than I do. Ret. Army brought it down to the Richmond County level.

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