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Hill cleared of all 27 felony counts in his racketeering trial
by Bill Baldowski
August 16, 2013 11:36 AM | 2083 views | 2 2 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill walked out of the H.R. Banke Justice Center in Jonesboro late Thursday still wearing his badge as the elected sheriff of Clayton County.

Now he can turn his attention fully toward his office after a jury acquitted him of all 27 felony counts against him in his racketeering trial.

According to broadcast media accounts, when the verdict was read, Hill and his legal counsel hugged one another in the courtroom.

Hill, who was charged with 37 felony counts in the original indictment, had those whittled down to 27 as 10 of the charges were dropped or dismissed before or during the trial.

Hill remained on trial for the remaining counts, which included racketeering, theft by taking, making false statements and violating his oath of office.

If Hill had been found guilty on just one of the remaining counts against him, he would have been taken into custody and not allowed to continue as sheriff.

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WMichael
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August 16, 2013
I feel sure the Jury had made up there mind before the case even started. I know now there is no Justice to be found in Clayton County. It is O.J.Simpson all over again. He will answer to a higher court someday. CLAYTON COUNTY NEEDS PRAYERS FROM ANYONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO PRAY.
JHeard
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August 16, 2013
This a travesty of justice there is no doubt in my mine he was guilty, this case should have been moved out of Clayton County, this is some of the same people on that jury that voted him back in as Sheriff while he was under indictment
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