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Man facing 37-count indictment defeats Ga. sheriff

JONESBORO(AP) -- A candidate for sheriff won his election despite facing a 37-count indictment, which could bring a lengthy prison term if he's convicted.

Challenger Victor Hill defeated incumbent Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough in Tuesday's primary election. Hill got about 53.7 percent of the vote.

Hill has denied the allegations. The charges, which range from racketeering to witness tampering, stem from Hill's earlier term as sheriff in the county south of Atlanta.

Attorney Harlan Miller, who represented sheriff's deputies in a legal battle with the county, tells The Clayton News Daily that Hill is like a "bad ant bed" that's hard to get rid of.

It's uncertain whether Hill will take office in January because Gov. Nathan Deal could suspend him until he goes to trial.

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teelee 1 year, 8 months ago

The people in Clayton County deserve whatever they get. Why they would embrace this type of thuggery is beyond me.

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ssilover1 1 year, 8 months ago

Just like the people who voted in District 4 bringing back in Johnson.

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jack 1 year, 8 months ago

Electing pre-indicted politicians saves taxpayers the expense of investigations and grand juries.

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