Former Clayton County sheriff Victor Hill, who retired as Clayton County Sheriff after a federal jury convicted him in October 2022 of violating six pretrial detainees’ rights, sold his Hampton home to acting sheriff Levon Allen on December 5, 2022.
Real estate records show Allen and Hill apparently shared the same address on Bear Creek Road at the time of the sale, and that Allen took out a $460,350 Veterans Administration loan to make the purchase.
The attorney for the sale was Frank B. Pallotta of Woodstock, which is in Cherokee County, and the papers were notarized by Chasity A. Fournier, who is commissioned in Cobb County. Fournier is Pallotta’s legal secretary.
Hill, who faces sentencing March 14 on federal charges he violated jail detainees’ rights by strapping them into restraint chairs without cause, has been campaigning hard for Allen in the current March 21 special election for Clayton County sheriff. On Monday, Hill’s attorney, Drew Findling, filed a motion with the U.S Northern District of Georgia to add New York attorney Arthur Aidala to the defense team. Findling has said Hill will appeal the conviction.
On December 22, 2022, according to Allen’s Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report, Hill donated $3,000 to Allen’s campaign for sheriff. That same day, Allen was quietly sworn in as acting sheriff minutes before county offices closed for the Christmas break.
The Clayton Crescent has asked Allen to confirm whether he shares the same address as Hill as indicated on the PT-61 form filed with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority. Allen did not respond by press time Tuesday evening. We will update with any response.