Victor Hill takes his trial on corruption charges public

One day after a Clayton County judge set Nov. 26 for the start of his trial on 37 felony counties, former sheriff Victor Hill – now the Democratic nominee to replace incumbent Sheriff Kem Kimbrough – took his troubles public.

The former sheriff released a batch of documents that he said would prove his innocence, and promised to show reporters even more. See the docs here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

From the press release, which arrived shortly after midnight this morning:

The attached documents and time line not only bring into question the credibility of the case against Victor Hill, but also brings into question the credibility of the sitting sheriff and District Attorney. This clearly indicates that they are both capable of and probably have made questionable cases on other individuals.

Victor Hill will be available today for an interview and will also make available for the media to see the 350 surveillance photos (to include pictures of him campaigning at the 2012 MLK parade earlier this year) taken by Clayton County deputies and a video of them going through his trash.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Embarrassed Clayton Co. resident who DID NOT vote for Victor Hill

August 24th, 2012
10:36 am

These numbers tell the story of why Victor Hill won, taken directly from our Board of Elections web page:

There are 150,788 registered voters in Clayton County.

ONLY 24,335 showed up to vote in the runoff. Victor Hill won by 1,772 votes.

WHERE were the other 126,453 registered voters? I hope you all can live with yourselves and whatever fresh hell Victor Hill drops on us during his next reign of terror.

For the record, there are plenty of sane, hardworking people in Clayton County who are not living off the government contrary to popular opinion. Unfortunately election results like Victor Hill overshadow those people, and all of the great outcomes we had during the runoff election (we got rid of Eldrin Bell FINALLY along with the man who wanted raised our taxes yet doesn’t even own a home in this county, our very own drunk driver, Wole Ralph).

Isn’t this supposed to be the Bible Belt? I ask that Christians pray for Clayton County instead of piling on. And Clayton County residents who don’t want Victor in office need to pray that our District Attorney can make just ONE of those charges stick, because that will keep Hill out of office. From the looks of the evidence attached to this blog, that shouldn’t be too difficult.

Mark

August 24th, 2012
10:36 am

One fact about the election of Victor Hill…knowing the facts about the charges against Hill….the people of Clayton were still displeased with the incumbent and voted him out…

Angus

August 24th, 2012
10:38 am

The state of Georgia has 15 statewide-elected officials – all 15 are white males.

By Reality’s logic, the state is racist and misogynistic – and that is why we are at the bottom of way too many lists.

stanthefireman

August 24th, 2012
10:38 am

What do you think that says about Kem Kemrough ????? When you let a person with 37 felony counts win ?????? If Kem was doing his JOB we would not be in this mess >>>>

Billy

August 24th, 2012
10:41 am

I lived in Clayton until 98; it was run down then, but now it’s s joke. To the person above who said it was just as bad when white people lived there before, you don’t know what you’re talking about. It was a paradise in the 70s when I was a kid. The Morrrow and Lake Spivey areas were where rich people lived, and they won’t live in bad place, to the jackhole above. Victor Hill is a racist. You can tell something’s wrong with him just by looking at his facial expressions. He ain’t right, no worries about being proved wrong in that regard. If you voted for Hill, you are either the most ignorant fool on the earth, or a racist just like him. There is no legitimate reason to have voted for this jerk…

Billy

August 24th, 2012
10:42 am

Thanks for that circular reasoning, Angus. You need an oxygen tent…

Did he just say?

August 24th, 2012
10:43 am

These comments in AJC constantly remind me how RACIST this State is. I wish Atlanta could become its own state or own area its the only part of the south that at least shows some sign of growth. As far as Clayton County goes…The county isn’t going through anything different than the rest of the state…the entire state of GA elected an idiot and crook in to the governors office. and did more than once. Oh and to the Obama Haters……..OBAMA/BIDEN2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KASIMREED2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BigRed

August 24th, 2012
10:43 am

They need to have the trial outside Clayton County. No way they can convict him in the county that elected him. You could’t pay me to live in that county.

Politics As Usual

August 24th, 2012
10:43 am

The election of Victor Hill is a reflection of the community. In other words, the sheriff is reflective of the majority of the community who voted August 21. We don’t have literacy or cognitive development tests for voters.

atler8

August 24th, 2012
10:44 am

I voted in the runoff election held in Clayton County the other day & was very unhappy with all of the results in the contests that were on the ballot in my portion of the county.
I cannot pretend to understand the sentiments of the voters who gave the primary victory to Victor Hill who is facing 37 felony indictments but hopefully the truth, whatever it is, will come out in his trial that starts in November.
However, to the folks here who appear to be taking great pleasure with wholesale pot shots & bashing of the citizens of the county, I am insulted by your tone! I would suggest that you with-hold your generalizations & broad-painting brushstrokes as I & many of the citizens of the county are unhappy with the election results but we are residents of Clayton none the less..
The sitting sheriff actualy got the most votes in the original primary election but he failed to get 50% of the vote because there were 4 candidates & a runoff was thus forced. Unfortunately the 2 other contenders all threw their support to Hill, hence the result we got on Tuesday.
I suspect that many of you have never been in the county except for your visits to the airport or on a ride down I-75. I live in a beautiful area of homes & scenery populated by law-abiding & hard-working people which is not an isolated or rare thing in the county. I find the generalized bashing offered here thus far today to be personally insulting to put it mildly.

vietnamvet

August 24th, 2012
10:45 am

A COUPLE OF THINGS:
FOR YEARS WHITE FOLKS N GA VOTED 4 KNOWN RACIST: MADDOX, TALMAGE,& OTHERS.
A PERSON HAS TO BE PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
SOMETIME VOTERS MAKE MISTAKES
THE PRESENT GUV OF GA WAS ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT CONGRESSPERSON IN THE US.HOUSE OF REP
KIMBROUGH DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO RUN FRO ANY OFFICE.

atler8

August 24th, 2012
10:47 am

Embarrassed..
I just saw your comment right after I posted mine and would like to add an “Amen!”

and another thing

August 24th, 2012
10:49 am

Why did the State allow him to even be on the ballot? His Sheriff credentials have been suspended because of the indictments.. This whole state is a mess from the top down.

Smoochies

August 24th, 2012
10:49 am

I just moved to Clayton County and I want to get out! This man should not have been re-elected.

mehlman rings twice

August 24th, 2012
10:50 am

Auntie Christ,
How soon they forget. I remember when I moved here I heard about the botched robbery of the club owner by those law enforcement officers. The club owner fired back and shot one of the officers in the face. I remember his mug shot in the AJC with that bullet hole in his mug. How hilarious!

Disgusted Taxpayer

August 24th, 2012
10:51 am

I still own a house in Clayton but moved 5 years. I am so disappointed in the voting citizens of Clayton, it’s almost as if the election process is a joke. No thought goes into the vote. Victor HIll ran for Sheriff not police chief. He’s not supposed to be fighting crime in the streets, he’s supposed to be protecting the Courthouse, running the jail and serving warrants. But for some reason y’all support him doing someone else’s work and letting his own lag. We won’t even go there about the 37 FELONIOUS FEDERAL COUNTS against him. Who does that? Where they do that at? Oh yeah….Georgia, that the same way Deal got elected. Ethics violations against the governor and felonies against someone supposed to uphold the law…shouldn’t be surprised anymore, Georgia has it’s own rules about the political process and who deserves to stay.

Stupid is as stupid does

August 24th, 2012
10:53 am

I guess we have some politically ignorant Repubs in Clayco too. If they were smart they would have had a Repub Sheriff candidate that would have breezed through in the primaries and wait……..a blind man could have seen this Hill fiasco and had a candidate in office come Jan 1st.

Kimborough – dumb for putting himself in this situation to be compromised.

Victor – dumb for thinking his walk to office would be a cake walk. Only takes on felony conviction and its a wrap.

Repubs – dumber for not even having a dog in the race.

Itsmeagain

August 24th, 2012
10:54 am

Its time for atlanta to annex Clayton county. Then it might not destroy itself

mehlman rings twice

August 24th, 2012
10:55 am

Auntie Christ,
Remember also the brothel being run by those Dekalb Police officers at that cylindrical shaped hotel there at I-285 and Chamblee-Tucker Road (or Buford Hwy) back in the early 1990’s?

Rick James

August 24th, 2012
10:58 am

I think Clayton County voters chose the worse of two evils..

blkshepherd

August 24th, 2012
11:06 am

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

Will someone explain to me why anyone would vote for some one with 37 Felonious Federal Counts against them?

So let me get this right, all of the counts are made up? False?

FIRE THE FBI! OFF with their heads! How DARE they LIE on King Victor! Cripes! Have they No Shame!

First of all taking one look at this little man unless your missing a few screws Yourself, can you not see the man is obviously a nut? Nevermind I am afraid to hear the answer which will probably be by the folks who voted him back in.

Well, you get what you voted for. Nothing else needs to be said. Just grab a bag of popcorn and a drink and watch the Situation Comedy unfold. ME TV aint got nothing on Clayton County.

The comedy show in Clayton County wins the Emmy for the Most Drama County.:-) Ok now watch the Grammar Queens, and Spell Quacks critique my post. truth always hurts.

CJ

August 24th, 2012
11:06 am

If you don’t live in Clayton County, then you don’t know what goes on there except through the media.

We are proud of the election of Sheriff Victor Hill. We will continue to support him and his new staff.

Welcome back, Sheriff Hill and thank you for having the courage to want to be back in office as our sheriff of Clayton County.

We, the voting citizens of CC, wish you well in your future endeavors (and, your present ones, too).

teje bar

August 24th, 2012
11:09 am

Victor’s experiencing the other side of his corrupt “justice” system that regular people have to deal with every day. Police / DA–have all the power, charge you with whatever they like, make up evidence if needed, all to “win the case”, get the “collar” and get a bonus and raise! The “justice” system — corrupt to the core.

Angel Macaroni

August 24th, 2012
11:09 am

Has he asked Andrea Sneiderman out on a date? I mean, they are both out on bond. And they are both guilty as hell.

Rosa

August 24th, 2012
11:11 am

Just as others live in various counties with issues inclusive of crime, not all residents of Clayton County are stupid! And not all voted for Victor Hill! However one is entitled to their opinion, after all-everybody have one! Corruption breeds across all lines and is present in every facet of business, inclusive of government. Victor Hill is not the 1st nor will he be the last person with felonies or any other charges pending to elected or re-elected to office. A corrupt people breeds a corrupt society!

Evil is present in many forms and walks among us daily. There is no color, creed or gender when greed is present which crosses many lines, counties, and countries.

May I suggest watching “Suing The Devil”?

Old timer

August 24th, 2012
11:11 am

Jill will never be convicted by a jury of his peers in CC. The DA has not been involved in the case….they have hired a special prosecuted from another
When Victor was in charge before…he did little to serve warrants and other civil things he was responsible. CC does have a police department……so he will just need to do his job.
Returning the DA and changes to the. Linty commission may improve Clayton County. There are many good people who live there and need prayers.

Chris

August 24th, 2012
11:17 am

For most of the people on this blog making comments about Clayton county. Yall need to look at your own counties first. S. Dorsey killed Sheriff Brown in Dekalb. Fulton County jail they make rap videos and unlock their cells as well as let a man shoot up the court house. When Victor Hill was in charge most of the criminals hated to go to jail because he made it hell for them. I have never been to jail but i feel better with him in charge than Kem. Kem jail staffers beat inmates, a inmate died, all kind of things not to mention the crime is out of control imo. Crime is in every county even the rich people got their fair share. So don’t hate on Clayton because we elected Victor Hill, we know how things were when he was Sheriff. Forget these little charges, he can fight crime and that is more important because all politicians abuse the system one way or another. don’t just listen to the news read and investigate to get your info. Eldrin Bell is as dirty as they come and that’s why he got voted out. He was awarding contracts to companies that were making contributions to his campaign. We know who we voted in yall need to look at who we voted out and why……… Victor was making major drug bust haven’t seen Kem do to much of that….

Old timer

August 24th, 2012
11:19 am

Also…Clayton County would be well served by a strengthening of the two party system.enven a strong “independent” running for sheriff would serve the county well.

A Citizen

August 24th, 2012
11:21 am

All of you are ignorant. I don’t live in Clayton County but it is their right to vote for anyone they desire to. Perhaps Clayton County will go thru some changes with this sheriff-elect but that is no reason to bash the whole county. EVERYONE did not vote for him. I just wish you all would be mindful of the things you are saying. These are human beings not animals.

Hungmoon

August 24th, 2012
11:26 am

It’s a good thing that Atlanta Airport is partially in Clayton County. The revenues help to finance the corruption and incompetence.

Faye

August 24th, 2012
11:34 am

Atler8, I like your post. I live in Clayton County, too, and what happened in the elections this week does not represent all of Clayton as the media and others would portray. Yes, we have our work “cut out” for the county to experience real, positive change, but nothing is impossible.

oldfart

August 24th, 2012
11:38 am

While I did not read the documents in depth (can’t get past page 1 on the first one). I really didn’t see anything there that is exculpatory to the charges. The fallacy in his covering email is that the Clayton DA is not the one who sat the grand jury that came in with the indictments. He is obviously trying to be heard in the court of public opinion before this even goes to court by blowing smoke which obviously has worked for him before in Clayton County. I would question if it is even legal to publicize the police investigations without at least redacting the privileged tag numbers and subsequent motor vehicle records of uninvolved parties. Can the prosecution ask for a change of venue? At the very least they should be in front of a judge today asking for a gag order.

GLAD I DON'T LIVE IN CLAYTON!!!!

August 24th, 2012
11:40 am

For the longest, I thought Mr. Hill would fade into the dusk and we would never have to hear from him again. Having said that, I wonder what kind of law enforcement officer Mr. Kimbrough is seeing he was beat by Hill. Victor Hill has the worst judgement of any Sherriff I have ever seen, and I’ve lived in at least 10 states. For Hill to be voted in, it really makes me wonder about some of the people who live in Clayton Co. Mr. Kimbrough, you seem to be very slick. what’s done in the dark…I know some people who live there and they are some of the finest people I have ever met. My Pastor lives there. Mr. Dole will NEVER let Mr. Hill take office and he, in my mind he never should. 37 counts? He has to be guilty of something. Mr. Kimbrough, sexual charges? Seriously? It’s Brothers (used loosely) like you two who make it hard for those of us trying to be what God has called us to be. People all over the country are laughing at you . Do either one of you realize what you have done? Both of you really need to consider leaving the Metro area. Mr Kimbrough, your lucky your wife is still with you. Time will tell.

GLAD I DON'T LIVE IN CLAYTON!!!!

August 24th, 2012
11:45 am

Oh, Mr. Bell you should have been gone 20 years ago. My 21 year old daughter told me you tried to hit on her about 3 years ago. your a disgrace. I thought about filing charges but i would have had to file in Clayton Co.

DeKalb

August 24th, 2012
11:54 am

@Reality… you are laughable…

As for the rest of my comment… Clayton county is in trouble… and it’s only going to get worse with Victor Hill in charge… Hopefully, he’ll be convicted and sentenced.. and this will all be a nightmare we laugh about.. Hopefully, someone will be put in place that can truly clean up that county…. I don’t live there and have no intentions to ever live there but I do know that if this isn’t fixed.. we’ll all feel like we live in Clayton county… Go away Victor Hil.. You are NOT fooling anyone but the ones in Clayton that want you there.. and they paid for you to be there.. .

Roach

August 24th, 2012
11:59 am

I once ran for political office in Clayton County, and I lost. Not enough pending indictments, I guess.

Roach

August 24th, 2012
12:01 pm

Crooks hated to go to jail because the county jail couldn’t serve hot food, in violation of state law.

BO

August 24th, 2012
12:02 pm

Wow! With all that going on there, I’m relieved I did’nt get hired to work at the jail in Clayton County.

me

August 24th, 2012
12:04 pm

I’ll bet no one has checked to see if the election was rigged. Remember, this is Clayton County!

demsuxs

August 24th, 2012
12:18 pm

well they get what they pay for, oh wait, the bums are all on welfare and dont pay taxes on section 8 housing. where is general sherman when you need a county burned down. turn the county into a dump……….

AntiIgnorance

August 24th, 2012
12:20 pm

Hey Red Herring. First of all, please learn to write an intelligible post. “Have someone” should read: HAS someone. My God! What is it that makes Obama a racist? Is his cabinet composed entirely of African Americans? He’s made two appointments to the Supreme Court. How many of them are Black? Why is it that so many of you are so willing to call people of color racist? Is it to make you feel better about your hatefulness or is it that you are angry that a person of color is in a position that you will never occupy? What is it? Be specific! You won’t respond because to do so will expose you ignorance. I will pray for you, Dummy.

Bernie Matt

August 24th, 2012
12:22 pm

HEY WHITE BOYS! Have you heard the story about the Judge (white) asking the good white woman to be his mistress and then trying to plant drugs on her car. I’ll stop there cause this post would be too long. Now go play in the middle of the road on 400 idiots!

Dekalb Res

August 24th, 2012
12:24 pm

I don’t live in the county but support Victor Hill. He at least has docs proving his innocence. You may not like his methods but his message is clear. You go Clayton County and also look at the governor of this wonderful state..Nathan Deal. He was also elected and is known to be crooked!!

AntiIgnorance

August 24th, 2012
12:27 pm

Clayton is just like Washington D.C. where Marion Barry was arrested and convicted of smoking crack and it was recorded!! Victor Hill is, at least, a narcissist and, at worst, a sociopath. Don’t know what the people of the county who voted for him were thinking but I thank God I don’t live there. Also, the voters have given their power to state officials who can prevent him from taking office.

NL

August 24th, 2012
12:29 pm

For everyone calling Victor Hill a criminal let me ask you one question: Are you not innocent until proven guilty? Anyone can be charged with a crime, all it takes is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Let’s not forget that our Governor has a shady history also and I’m sure a lot of the people posting such negative things about Clayton County voted for him. Let the system play it out. If the man is convicted of one of the charges he will not be Sheriff, however if he is found not guilty is he still a criminal? The people voted for him because he was visible and they perceived him as tough on crime. When the criminal say they would rather go to any jail but Clayton County that’s says a lot to me. Sheriff Kimbrough did his job but he was not scandal free either. Again let the system run its course and we will see if he a criminal or not.

JJ

August 24th, 2012
12:34 pm

@Shundra 9:25 – That’s exactly what I said after Obama got elected…

Queen Noor

August 24th, 2012
12:39 pm

1. When I read a case file, I read the entire file not excerpts provided to me about the person investigated. Shady.
2. Sheriff K should not have investigated Sheriff H, rather ask an outside agency to conduct that inquery to be proper.
3. Sheriff H seems to have had a lot of fun being followed around. That must have made him feel “real important” like Mayor Bill Campbell. Ouch!
4. I can’t get enough of this story. Keep it coming!

atler8

August 24th, 2012
12:41 pm

demsuxs
Per my comment at 10:44, just go away!

Dr. John Trotter

August 24th, 2012
12:46 pm

It appears that what gave legs to any indictment of popular Victor Hill was his announcement in early 2011 that he planned on running again for sheriff…against Kem Kimbrough. Suddenly, there appeared to be a rush to indictment the former sheriff. The surveillance that Kem Kimbrough evidently ordered his department to engage in against Victor Hill is unconscionable and, from what I hear, costs the Clayton County taxpayers about $400,000.00. I am glad that the Clayton County voters rose us and threw out of office Sheriff Kem Kimbrough. The people of Clayton County feel much safer with Victor Hill in office. I have talked with many Clayton County citizens this week. The thugs and criminals are afraid of Victor Hill. You outsiders who like to gleefully look disdainfully toward the citizens of Clayton County would probably feel differently if thugs and criminals were running rampantly up and down Haberham or Tuxedo or East Cobb. You have guilty of engaging in geographical snobbery. It would be funny to see how fast you would call a Victor Hill-led Sheriff Department if some thugs just engaged in a home invasion against you. Victor Hill dispatched units on the scene with all due alacrity.

http://thegeorgiacitizen.net/

Dr. John Trotter

August 24th, 2012
12:48 pm

Please forgive my typos. I was just typing too fast.