by: Mark Winne Updated:
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga.,None - Channel 2 Action News has confirmed that the former Clayton County Sheriff, Victor Hill, has been notified that authorities plan to seek criminal charges against him.
Rumblings of the a proposed indictment have been surfacing for months, but Hill and his attorney confirmed to investigative reporter Mark Winne word that authorities are seeking charges against Hill.
Hill's attorney, Steve
Fry, said Hill has been served with a proposed indictment against Hill. Fry said the proposed charges include theft by taking and use of the county credit card while out of town.
Fry said Hill will fight the charges and Hill has not violated the law, as Hill has stated in recent interviews with Channel 2 Action News.
Fry said he is still reviewing the proposed indictment, but he said it does not constitute formal charges unless or until a grand jury votes to move forward.
Fry said under Georgia law,
Hill, as a law enforcement officer, is entitled to the notice of a proposed indictment.
Hill told Winne, "I want the citizens of Clayton County to know that no matter what, my name will be on that ballot."
Hill alleges the indictment is a tactic to stop him from running for Sheriff again in Clayton County.
He reiterated his denial of the allegations to Winne. The Clayton County District Attorney has suggested in the past that they may bring in a special prosecutor from outside to remove political taint from the process.