JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A judge has dropped five felony charges against a former Georgia sheriff, reducing the number of criminal counts to 32.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the theft and racketeering charges were dropped Friday for former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.
Hill is accused of ordering an employee to help him write a book, using official funds to pay for a vacation rental and placing a county worker on administrative leave to travel with him. Hill is expected to go on trial on Nov. 26.
Hill defeated the sheriff Kem Kimbrough in a runoff election in August.