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CLAYTON | Bond elusive for Victor Hill, still in Gwinnett Jail

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Embattled former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was still in a Gwinnett County Jail Thursday after being indicted on 37 charges of corruption, racketeering, theft and making false statements by a grand jury Wednesday afternoon.

Hill has made at least five attempts, with five different bonding companies to post his $50,000 bond.  But, his attorney said no bonding company in Clayton County will write the bond, fearing retribution from the current Sheriff, Kem Kimbrough.

Hill is being held in Gwinnett County because he cannot be held in Clayton County, where he is charged, because he is the former Sheriff, and previously had oversight over the jail there.

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According to Hill's attorney, Musa Ghanayem, "the level of impropriety [of the case] makes him choke." Ghanayem says the lead investigator on this case was fired by Victor Hill during his time as sheriff. 

Hill turned himself in immediately following the hearing. 

As reporters gathered to follow Hill out of the grand jury hearing Wednesday, Hill vowed that he would continue his bid to once again become the Sheriff of Clayton County.


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