Prosecutions Rests Case in Victor Hill Corruption Trial

8/13/2013, 6:41 p.m.
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill

JONESBORO, Ga. - After nearly four days of questioning witnesses, the prosecution has rested its case in the corruption trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

The judge in the case, Albert Collier, denied Hill’s attorneys request for a mistrial due to a statement made by an assistant prosecutor; so now Hill has the option of putting up a defense against accusations of theft by taking, racketeering and violating his oath of office. In all, Hill is accused of 27 felony acts. One count – of attempting to influence witnesses – was dropped by Judge Collier.

Originally, Hill had been charged with 37 counts of wrongdoing; but ten of those charges have been dropped. He maintains his position as Sheriff while on trial. He was re-elected to the post in 2012 even though he was under indictment.