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Lawsuit Filed Against Gov. Nathan Deal

Updated: 1 year ago.
A Clayton County resident filed the suit Friday after the governor announced that he will not appoint a panel to consider suspending Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. (GPB file photo)

A lawsuit has been filed against Governor Nathan Deal aiming to make him reconsider intervening in the case of a county sheriff taking office while he is being indicted on 32 felony charges.

A Clayton County resident filed the suit Friday after the governor announced that he will not appoint a panel to consider suspending Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

The charges against Hill stem from his first term as Clayton County sheriff from 2005 to 2008. The indictment accuses him of taking money from his failed re-election campaign in 2008, as well as using county resources for vacations.

Defense attorneys have said during court hearings that the accusations are attacks by political rivals.

Hill, who was sworn in last month, took office Tuesday.

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