If you believe in Victor Hill, you believe someone is out to get him

At times, Georgia politics can seem like a bipartisan cafeteria of conspiracy theories.

Republicans have Agenda 21. This week, GOP state senators will attend a four-hour seminar at the Capitol to study the link between zoning and a U.N.-backed socialist cabal.

Democrats have Clayton County, where everyone knows that, if you believe in Victor Hill, you must also believe that someone is out to get him.

The former Clayton sheriff won the Democratic primary this summer to reclaim the office he lost to Kem Kimbrough in 2008. Only two things stand between Hill and a January swearing-in: A long-shot write-in candidate and a 37-count indictment, primarily for the misuse of government resources during his flamboyant four years as sheriff.

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill leaves Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville in January after his indictment on racketeering, theft by taking and other charges. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill leaves Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville in January after his indictment on racketeering, theft by taking and other charges. Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

A trial by a jury that will be drawn, in large part, from the pool of voters that just elected him has been scheduled for Nov. 26.

Hill says it’s all part of a plot. “A lot of people that are involved in illegal activity stand in danger of not being able to make money if I’m sheriff. Everybody knows that,” he said last week.

Since his primary win, Hill has closely rationed his time with local journalists. But on Thursday night, at a local Atlanta night spot, Hill consented to a 30-minute interview for Internet broadcast. You can watch it here.

“Newsmakers” Live is the creation of Jim Welcome. For years, the executive producer’s cameras and lights have moved from club to club, where prominent politicians – most of them African-American — undergo relaxed interviews in front of friendly crowds.

“The secret is where you are,” Welcome said. The Hill interview was at Bar One in Grant Park. The once-and-perhaps-future Clayton sheriff was fronted by a young local R&B crooner who goes by the name of Renegade. He had nice pipes.

When his turn came, Hill was quick to reject all aspersions that have been cast upon the Clayton electorate. “I think we proved that the voters are very intelligent They’re intelligent enough not to listen to the media,” he said.

Prodded by his conservative interviewer, longtime Atlanta radio voice Shelly Wynter, the one-time detective and former state lawmaker declared himself a changed, more mature man. “It’s no different than a good chess game,” Hill said. “I have found better ways to move the pieces to achieve the objective.”

This is no small admission for a fellow who, when he became sheriff in 2005, fired a half-dozen deputies, then posted look-outs on the department’s roof as they exited. The media called them snipers. Hill says they were “observers” – who never actually pointed their weapons at their former colleagues.

”Everyone we fired had guns. We had to take extra precautions,” Hill told his interviewer.

Clayton County has a police department. But while sheriff, Hill rejected a role that restricted him to serving warrants, keeping the jail and protecting the courthouse. He enjoyed comparisons to another unorthodox crime-fighter – Batman – and said it was this reputation that resulted in his victory this summer.

“I’m not going to sit by and watch my county get raped, robbed and murdered, and not do something about it – when I’ve got an army of deputies that can do something,” Hill said.

The 37 counts against Hill include using his county-issued patrol car and county-issued credit card for vacations and requiring the sheriff’s department spokesman to pen his biography. Hill is also accused of transferring money from his campaign bank accounts to businesses he owned, and of writing campaign checks to individuals who would return the money to him.

(“He is essentially taking from himself and therefore cannot be guilty of a crime,” one of his attorneys argued at a hearing last month.)

The grand jury investigation was conducted by a special prosecutor. But Hill has declared that Kimbrough, the outgoing sheriff, and certain unseen forces are behind the charges. “There’s a lot of folks threatened by me being sheriff again,” Hill said. “Who?” Wynter pressed.

“Let’s put it this way. I think it was well publicized that the mob sued me when I was sheriff for trying to close down an establishment that we had proven had drugs and prostitution going on,” Hill said. “We need not mention names. It’s a well-known fact that a well-known politician …was a well-known friend of folks that I was trying to make sure leave Clayton County – so that we could have a higher quality of life.”

The Democratic nominee for sheriff repeatedly jabbed the media for neglecting what he declared to be obvious signs that a railroading is underway. He also expressed disappointment that the civil rights community has not come to his side.

But it is the racketeering charges that prosecutors have tacked on — not uncommon in official malfeasance cases — that appear to sting Hill most. “Now I’m Don Corleone,” Hill said. “If they’ve done that to me, what have they done to other people?”

Hill pledged not to cop a plea, but a single felony conviction would bar him from taking office. Wynter tried to raise that possibility several times, but each time Hill interrupted him. “I feel like Jim Lehrer,” Wynter finally said in defeat.

So what happens if a jury exonerates you and you’re sworn in? Will you fire more deputies? Wynter asked.

“I’ve got to delegate responsibility. Human resources will have to take care of that for me. I didn’t have a human resources program the first time,” Hill replied.

A changed man, indeed.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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76 comments Add your comment

td

October 6th, 2012
11:02 am

If Hill gets a jury full of Obama supporters then he will not be found guilty of anything and the jury will blame the white man for trying to hold the black man down.

double

October 6th, 2012
11:26 am

Probably be a mixed jury.Very competent jury.It’s their duty as to his guilt/innocence.

Kris

October 6th, 2012
12:18 pm

Looks like another fine week of Ga political crooks at their best….Pockets lined,citizens screwed.

Hill cops a plea…

Agenda 21…..(insert favorite dirty word)
Crooked people elected convicted and re-elected…Welcome to GA.

I will say it again.

Recall Rogers and his cronies.
Impeach Deal

Re-elect President Obama.

cc

October 6th, 2012
12:36 pm

Compliment Rogers on a great job.

Re-elect Governor Deal when he runs again.

Make way for President Romney and say, “Goodbye Barak!”

Look before I leap...

October 6th, 2012
12:42 pm

Perhaps my favorite all time lawyer’s line:
“He is essentially taking from himself and therefore cannot be guilty of a crime,”

And I may be guilty of watching ‘The Godfather’ too many times, but I doubt that mob sues anyone. I would think they’d just take out Hill’s kneecaps.

cc

October 6th, 2012
1:19 pm

To borrow another line from “The Godfather”, an assistant DA somewhere is saying of Hill, “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

david

October 6th, 2012
1:20 pm

odumba hill And clayton co. voters. what do they all have in common. tey are all idiots

double

October 6th, 2012
3:01 pm

Sam Holbrook must be a Romney supporter.No on second though, he would have reversed that stupid call,then recalled it again.Obama for the old,disabled,unemployed,and equal rights for all.Four more years for a caring President.

2DPointAtlanta

October 6th, 2012
3:20 pm

Hmmm………it would be reasonable that anyone who knew nothing about Victor Hill would say someone is out to get him; if not why is there a massive campaign in the county to overturn an election in which he won. Were the voters stupid or did they believe he was the best choice to handle the volume of crime in the county? Why do some people REALLY hate him so much?

cc

October 6th, 2012
4:32 pm

double:

“Four more years for a caring President.”

I know what YOUR president cares about, double, and it ain’t you. Check out the Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll for today. Things ain’t looking too good for your soon-to-be ex-president. Can you say, “Bye, Bye Barak”? Better get used to it! You going to call a wake for election night? If you do, get plenty of liquor and tell everybody it’s a BYOG (Bring Your Own Gun) event!

cc

October 6th, 2012
4:36 pm

“Why do some people REALLY hate him so much?”

Duh . . . ‘cause he’s a criminal?

. . . but don’t worry about Hill’s future. I hear Eric Holder is considering him for a high Justice Department position. Hill will fit right in with Holder and the rest of Obama’s criminals.

Linda

October 6th, 2012
4:48 pm

cc@436, I think you meant to say With Holder at the Dept. of In Justice.

Hill on the Hill, but only if he doesn’t pay his taxes?

cc

October 6th, 2012
4:53 pm

“Hill on the Hill, but only if he doesn’t pay his taxes?”

Of course, you’re right, Linda. Being a tax cheat is a requirement for employment in the soon-to-be-ended Hussein regime.

cc

October 6th, 2012
5:01 pm

Linda:

Obama may set yet one more record before departing in January. He may very well be the first president to issue a blanket pardon to all Obama appointees. It may well be the only way he can save many of them serving time in prison. He definitely needs to pardon himself, if he legally can do so.

Linda

October 6th, 2012
5:05 pm

td

October 6th, 2012
5:11 pm

You know there is a little trouble brewing when celebs start bashing a Democrat.

“Gene Simmons tells Obama he has no F_cking Idea. ”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YK7UGytvs8&feature=share

cc

October 6th, 2012
5:34 pm

td:

I never thought I’d say this, but I do believe I’m beginning to like Gene Simmons!

ld

October 6th, 2012
5:35 pm

Georgia congressman Dr., yes, doctor, Paul Broun is saying stuff in public that confirms that ignorance of the locals in “Deliverence” were not unique in Georgia.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/06/paul-broun-evolution-big-bang_n_1944808.html?page=209

cc

October 6th, 2012
5:53 pm

“locals in “Deliverence”

. . . and have you recovered from your appearance in that film? Did you require any surgical repairs after your big scene?

td

October 6th, 2012
6:19 pm

I am amazed how people from other parts of this country willingly move to the south and then think they own the place. They speak bad about the culture, beliefs and politics but forget that we did not invite them to come here in the first place and most of us really wish they would go the h3ll back to where ever they came from in the first place.

Gene Simmons has a message for all of you above.

Buymadeinusjobs

October 6th, 2012
6:48 pm

Broun, West, Fl browbeating government employees who work for them with senile Welch, GE paid no tax, moved jobs overseas. [Google]
All republicans hate government at all levels, but they with help of wealthy thru crossroads/Rove work hard to get/stay on the government payroll.

Ask your congressman, senate, state officials why it’s ok for taxpayers to pay most of premium for their health insurance but not ours? They make a lot more than us. Ask , Have you gave up your government health insurance?

Go to gottaregister and gottavote
Senators/House members even have gym. health clinic, some sleep in their offices, not sure that is fair to homeless veterans

They love government hearhcare where they are guaranteed forever , thar

Buymadeinusjobs

October 6th, 2012
6:49 pm

last sentence should be deleted.

Linda

October 6th, 2012
7:32 pm

Buy@6:48, Obama is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which will end preferential treatment to American producers in awarding federal contracts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/obama-trade-congress-buy-american_n_1475277.html

Republicans love govt. more than Democrats. We respect the Constitution & states’ rights. We actually want our country to survive, whereas the progressives are systematically trying to destroy it.

cc

October 6th, 2012
7:33 pm

A word to all fellow conservatives:

When the dust has settled after Governor Romney’s election as president in November, some things are certain to happen.

The leftist media already suspects (knows?) that Obama will not be re-elected. Even though they shamelessly supported and caused the election of the unvetted Obama in 2008, they are unable to work their magic again. The media will doubtless have reasons to explain Obama’s defeat. The leftist media will NOT cite the jobless rate, inflation, massive deficits and growing indebtedness, a non-existent (or failed?) foreign policy, a generally corrupt administration, the unequal dispensing of justice at the hands of Holder, failure to provide adequate safeguards for American embassy personnel abroad, “secret deals” with foreign powers to be consummated after the election, failure to adequately deal with Muslim jihadists, his and his families extravagant vacations while so many in America are facing dire financial conditions, the ever-increasing number of food stamp recipients, the astronomical price of fuel while he permits no oil drilling on public lands, his refusal of the Canadian Pipeline, The passage of the hated ObamaCare legislation or the many other failures of Obama’s administration.

They, and many of the black racists/race baiters who blog here, will proclaim “racism” as the cause for his defeat. They will shout this claim despite the fact that he was elected in 2008.

You watch for it . . . because it is coming!

Kris

October 6th, 2012
7:48 pm

Buymadeinusjobs ” West, Fl browbeating government employees who work for them with senile Welch, GE paid no tax, ”

Speaking of free loaders now that mittens is 65 and dirty deal 70+ wonder they have applied for medicare and Social Security?

OBAMA 2012

Linda

October 6th, 2012
8:07 pm

My husband & I are now so sure that Obama will be defeated in a month, that we are already boarding up our windows. Glad we have a Tom cat who has a fancy for coyotes.

cc

October 6th, 2012
8:09 pm

“Speaking of free loaders now that mittens is 65 and dirty deal 70+ wonder they have applied for medicare and Social Security?”

Most astute people know that Governor Del is covered under the Congressional retirement plan, and his health care is also provided in that manner.

President Romney needs neither, but of course by virtue of being and retiring as president, his retirement and health care will also be provided him just as it is for all past presidents.

I understand that Hussein has a Kenyan witch doctor lined up to handle his . . .

cc

October 6th, 2012
8:25 pm

Linda:

I would also recommend that your preparations include weapons and ammunition for defense of you, your family and your home.

Linda

October 6th, 2012
8:27 pm

cc@8:09, Impressed that you could even understand that comment. I didn’t.
Commenter is proof we need charter schools.

Linda

October 6th, 2012
8:37 pm

cc@8:25, Can’t give away our entire plan. Revelations of Tom cat’s fancies must suffice for now. He & the other one eat what they kill, unless their kill is small, at which time they bring them to me. Thank God for the shop vac, the creek & the snapping turtle who lives within.

cc

October 6th, 2012
8:39 pm

Linda:

“Impressed that you could even understand that comment. I didn’t.”

My job required that I be able to translate. You would really laugh if you knew what my job has been, but you would understand immediately!

“Commenter is proof we need charter schools.”

Amen!

td

October 6th, 2012
8:40 pm

Linda and cc,

I know all conservatives believe in serious education reform and the CC movement as I do but I for one do not believe in this Constitutional amendment and will be voting no. I have done some extensive research and smell a rat in this amendment and now that some behind the scenes people have put up a lot of money to shut down any opposition from fellow conservatives I do think their is something.

Linda

October 6th, 2012
8:57 pm

td@8:40, My area school district has defeated charter schools. Don’t know what solution is. Too much politics in local hasn’t worked & too much power in state probably won’t either. Rats are in both.
Fed. Dept. of Education needs to be shut down, for sure.

cc

October 6th, 2012
9:00 pm

Linda:

I believe I have an idea as to your plans for handling possible problems. Many years ago I learned something of perimeter defenses. I combined what I had learned with modern technology and came up with what I believe to be a very good system. I have some acreage and it is impossible for anyone to breach my perimeter without my knowledge. Even deer and large dogs can’t traverse my property without my knowledge, but they have nothing to fear. In fact, they know I’m good for a meal if they’re hungry. Unwanted and uninvited people intrude at their risk. Remotely controlled devices are so handy!

td

October 6th, 2012
9:02 pm

Linda

October 6th, 2012
8:57 pm

All I can say is it is easier to replace local officials then unelected state officials.

Question: It is my understanding that if a local BOE denies then the charter can appeal to the state BOE. Has any of them been appealed? Just asking.

cc

October 6th, 2012
9:12 pm

td@8:40 pm:

td, my very first impulse was to favor the amendment when government school teachers came out so strongly against it. One would almost think that if they oppose it that much, it is probably a good thing. I really no longer have a dog in this fight but must consider the education of my grandchildren. If at all possible, neither of them will ever attend a government indoctrination center.

cc

October 6th, 2012
9:12 pm

td@8:40 pm:

td, my very first impulse was to favor the amendment when government school teachers came out so strongly against it. One would almost think that if they oppose it that much, it is probably a good thing. I really no longer have a dog in this fight but must consider the education of my grandchildren. If at all possible, neither of them will ever attend a government indoctrination center.

Linda

October 6th, 2012
9:21 pm

cc@9:00 “Without your knowledge?” Our plan removes their “knowledge.”

Linda

October 6th, 2012
9:23 pm

td@9:02, Don’t think so. Will keep abreast of the controversy.

Linda

October 6th, 2012
9:56 pm

Liberals defend Obama’s absence from daily security briefings & refusals to meet with national leaders during the UN summit. Yeah, he can read the prepared booklet on critical national security & call up national leaders on the phone. These are the same liberals who think face-to-face meetings are a waste of time & that family reunions can be replaced with emails, faxes & phone calls. Multi-tasking is a liberal “thing” until we get nuclear-bombed.

RAMZAD

October 7th, 2012
12:02 am

My question is this: How do you cook up a 37 count indictment against someone?

RAMZAD

October 7th, 2012
12:14 am

@cc

You are hallucinating. I really understand why Right Wingers are so objectionable. They are loaded with fear and conspiracy theories and bogey men. I am delighted that you are so afraid. Your problem is that most of us are not nearly is afraid as you. That is the worst- when you are afraid and you are alone.

double

October 7th, 2012
12:58 am

The only poll I pay attention to The John Zogby.The Rasmussen is that a noodle?

atonement

October 7th, 2012
1:03 am

Ramzad easy you have a crooked ex sheriff kemdummy willing to do anything to try and keep his job when he knows he hasnt done anything in the last four years , u have a crooked Da Terry Lawson who conspired with kemdummy then threw it off on this Da who never even did this investigation , you have judges that started out a part of this so called plot then recused themselves for personal reasons .It makes no sense to many hands.

Mark

October 7th, 2012
7:12 am

td

October 6th, 2012
11:02 am
If Hill gets a jury full of Obama supporters then he will not be found guilty of anything and the jury will blame the white man for trying to hold the black man down.

Once again td strikes with racism from the pits of his so called Christian stomach.

Mark

October 7th, 2012
7:19 am

td

October 6th, 2012
6:19 pm
I am amazed how people from other parts of this country willingly move to the south and then think they own the place. They speak bad about the culture, beliefs and politics but forget that we did not invite them to come here in the first place and most of us really wish they would go the h3ll back to where ever they came from in the first place.

Talk about a self-centered, narcissist. TD who the f**k do you think you are? Last I heard America is a free country. I didn’t know that someone had to ask permission from ignorant citizens like you to move to this state. How very Jim Crow of you td. What a fine Christian you are.

cc

October 7th, 2012
8:10 am

RAMZAD@12:14 am:

“They are loaded with fear and conspiracy theories and bogey men”

Wrong, Obama breath . . .

“That is the worst- when you are afraid and you are alone.”

I assure you that “fear” is not an emotion entertained by me, but should be primary in anyone who challenges my well-being.

cc

October 7th, 2012
8:54 am

Mark@7:19 am:

Apparently reading comprehension is not your strong suit.

“I didn’t know that someone had to ask permission from ignorant citizens like you to move to this state.”

What td said was, “. . . we did not invite them to come here in the first place . . .”

Since you mention both “racism from the pits of his so called Christian stomach” and “Jim Crow”, I think it only fair to assume that you are a race baiter and thus worthy of no further consideration.

PS: You TOO can be an ex-Georgian. Delta, Greyhound and any number of interstate highways can facilitate your departure.

jay

October 7th, 2012
9:10 am

Too many rednecks survived the civil war…

Buckhead Boy

October 7th, 2012
9:14 am

Those of you who are convinced that Mr. Romney will win, should put that conviction to work for you on Intrade. There are 100 Romney shares available this morning at $3.62 that aren’t selling. You could almost triple your money if Mr. Romney wins. And, if you wait a few days, you probably could, as the Romney share dropped 11 cents yesterday. Yep, shares available just went to 148.

However, if you’re more conservative with your money, you should consider the Obama shares. They are, however, selling at $6.36; but only 98 shares are available. Wait a minute, the price just increased to $6.37.

jay

October 7th, 2012
9:20 am

If it wasn’t for Atlanta; Georgia would be Utah, full of useless inbreeding, gap tooth goobers.

cc

October 7th, 2012
9:27 am

jay@9:20 am:

If you left Georgia, the average IQ would increase . . .

jay

October 7th, 2012
9:41 am

If it wasn’t for the ATL, the state of Georgia would be Mississippi, chop full of hate filled, low information, basketcases. Too many rednecks survived the civil war, more should have been killed back then to breed and infect the future.

jay

October 7th, 2012
9:44 am

You shouldn’t put i.q.and Georgia in the same sentence…lol

td

October 7th, 2012
9:52 am

jay

October 7th, 2012
9:44 am

If you took all the Democrats out of Georgia then our education level and SAT scores would increase to the top 20% in the nation.

jay

October 7th, 2012
9:59 am

After Nov. Get ready for more redneck suicides, remember 4 years ago after the elections, every other day for months rednecks were blowin their small brains out rather than live in a world where they have to call a brother President. Get ready for more of the same..whohooo

drew

October 7th, 2012
10:09 am

Victor “Napoleon” Hill needs to put down the meth pipe…his paranoia is only getting worse. A legend in his own mind. That he was re-elected says everything that needs to be said about Clayton County voters….at least, the few voters who bothered.

And as for cc…lay off the talk radio son…it’s making you stupid. And brace yourself for four more years.

White Victor Hill fan

October 7th, 2012
10:17 am

If you live in Clayton County, you certainly feel more secure with Victor Hill serving as Sheriff.

cc

October 7th, 2012
10:26 am

“And as for cc…lay off the talk radio son…it’s making you stupid. And brace yourself for four more years.”

I haven’t listened to talk radio in a while. Maybe I should start listening again? I can assure you that the next four years will NOT be to YOUR liking. The smartest thing you can do is to start practicing NOW by repeating over and over, “President Romney”

It even has a very nice ring to it . . .

cc

October 7th, 2012
10:27 am

. . . and the “ring’ ain’t coming from an Obamaphone . . .

jay

October 7th, 2012
10:30 am

Where the hell are mitten’s tax returns?

cc

October 7th, 2012
10:35 am

Where is Hussein’s “real” birth certificate?

jay

October 7th, 2012
10:43 am

It’s funny how the same people that refuse to accept the reality of the illuminati are the same people who believe wholeheartedly in birther/Muslim/socialism conspiracy theories. Dumbasses.

jay

October 7th, 2012
10:47 am

“people” like “cc” and “td” are what’s wrong with this country, we need to get rid of them for the betterment of the universe..

freedom from tyranny

October 7th, 2012
10:48 am

It will take lots more people with guns to evict mooshell and her lap dog from the White House in January.

cc

October 7th, 2012
10:48 am

Hussein has spent about two million dollars to keep the American people from seeing his original long-form birth certificate. Nobody spends that kind of money unless there’s something he wants to hide.

Mark2

October 7th, 2012
10:48 am

Enter your comments here

jay

October 7th, 2012
10:50 am

Why don’t you step up first with your gun, you gap tooth goober…

jay

October 7th, 2012
10:51 am

It’s the black house now you bytches…

jay

October 7th, 2012
10:55 am

Swiss bank accounts and no tax returns…mittin’s plan for America

td

October 7th, 2012
10:56 am

cc

October 7th, 2012
10:48 am

Hussein has spent about two million dollars to keep the American people from seeing his original long-form birth certificate.

Very little of that money was to hide the BC because the leftest HI government is in his back pockets and he knows the BC will never come to life. Most of the money was spent to suppress his college records. He does not want Barry’s application to Cornell as a foreign student to see the light of day.

honested

October 7th, 2012
10:56 am

cc,
Now that you have mentioned ‘costs’ has anyone projected a tab that the taxpayers get to pick up for the repugs ‘agenda 21′ paranoid fest?

It ain’t like it’s free!

honested

October 7th, 2012
10:58 am

jay,

Does it bother you as much as it bothers me that:
a-These morons still get to vote.
b-They dug us into the current State Governance mess and seem to be completely oblivious of the facts.

cc

October 7th, 2012
11:02 am

“Why don’t you step up first with your gun, you gap tooth goober…”
“It’s the black house now you bytches…”
“Swiss bank accounts and no tax returns…mittin’s plan for America”

Such hostility and such a lie belies your confidence in your messiah. The end of America’s long national nightmare is at hand, and the Secret Service will assist in moving the Obamas out of the White House.

jay

October 7th, 2012
11:07 am

The other side’s argument is pretty simple really, it goes something like this…we left him a big ole mess, he didn’t clean it up fast enough so fire him and put us back in…from the great words of Bill Clinton…lol..read em and weep bytches…lol…4 more years!!! 4 more years!!!

cc

October 7th, 2012
11:32 am

“4 more years!!! 4 more years!!!”

Sorry, there won’t be another four years for Hussein. He is an abject and dismal failure, and actions (or inactions, in this case) have consequences. The vote will be decisive and Obama, accompanied by Moochelle, will return to ‘private life’. It is indeed fortunate for them that they are financially secure with an adequate retirement income because, of course, neither can practice law. Hussein ‘voluntarily’ surrendered his law licence to avoid facing charges that he LIED on his bar application. Moochelle ‘voluntarily’ surrendered her licence after a Federal Judge gave her the choice between surrendering her license or standing trial for Insurance fraud.