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Jury in Sheriff Hill trial could be seated by Wednesday

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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -

The jury selection process for Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill's upcoming trial on charges of corruption continued Tuesday. In a 28-count indictment, it's alleged that Hill used his office and equipment for financial gain.

The pace remains steady at the Clayton County Courthouse, according to FOX 5 Atlanta's Aungelique Proctor. Attorneys for both sides of the case say they expect a jury to be seated by Wednesday.

Prosecutors claim that during Hill's first term as sheriff, he used county cars and credit cards for personal trips and personal gain. He's also accused of traveling with a subordinate female employee, who is currently on paid administrative leave.

Thirty-six potential jurors are needed. Twenty-one have already been qualified. They answered questions about gambling, news stories about Sheriff Hill, and their thoughts on men and women traveling who aren't married.

On Monday, a handful of protesters marched outside of the Clayton courthouse, proclaiming Sheriff Hill's innocence and alleging the case against him is politically motivated.

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