Ex-Ga. sheriff wants charges dismissed

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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