Victor Hill in court for the first time since indictment | www.myajc.com

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Victor Hill in court for the first time since indictment | www.myajc.com

For the first time since his indictment almost a year and a half ago, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was in court Friday with the lawyers defending him against racketeering and theft by taking charges.

Hill had skipped all the previous hearings leading up to his trial set for Aug. 5, but Judge Albert Collier ordered the sheriff to be there Friday morning because the Clayton County jurist had something Hill needed to hear.

Collier ticked off a list of ways his life had intersected with the lives of Hill and District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson. The judge said he wanted to know if either side would waive their right to challenge his objectivity by seeking to have him recused from presiding over Hill’s trial on 32 felony charges that include racketeering, theft by taking, making a false statement, violation of his oath and influencing a witness.

“Without a waiver, I am not going forward with this trial,” Collier said. “This case needs to be tried. This case has been delayed long enough. The people of Clayton County need this to be tried.”

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