Clayton County Superior Court Judge Albert Collier signed the order on Friday. Attorneys don’t yet know how long it will take to try the case.
Hill was indicted in January 2012 on charges of racketeering, theft by taking, influencing a witness and making a false statement. He allegedly used county cars and credit cards for his personal benefit when he was sheriff between Jan. 1, 2005 and Dec. 31, 2008. He also is accused of using Sheriff’s Office employees to work on his personal and political projects during hours they were supposed to be working for the county.