Carla B. speaks exclusively with former Sheriff, Victor Hills official spokesperson, Gerald Rose, on Hills 37 indictment charges..
Currently the embattled ex sheriff is under a gag order.
The 37-count indictment against Hill says he used county cars for getaways and county credit cards for shopping sprees, and tapped county employees for his own campaign and charity events.
He also took money for himself from his re-election campaign account, according to the charges in the 51-page indictment based on a grand jury investigation.
The indictment charges Hill with four counts of racketeering, 29 counts of theft by taking, two counts of making a false statement and one count each of violation of oath of a public officer and influencing a witness.
Hill, once a homicide detective and a legislator, was elected in 2004 on a promise of reforming the Sheriff's Office. On his first day in office in 2005, he fired 27 employees who were escorted out of the building under the watchful eyes of snipers posted on the roof. The fired workers were rehired, and the county had to pay $7 million in damages.
Hill said he still plans to run for sheriff this year. His lawyer said the criminal case against Hill is a product of politics and vendettas, which current Sheriff Kem Kimbrough denies.
“It’s not political,” Kimbrough said. “It’s all about accountability and the integrity of the office we hold.”
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