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Confusion remains over whether Attorney General Curtis Hill will keep his job if his law license is suspended.

That’s because Senate Republicans couldn’t agree to a bill on the issue as the 2020 legislative session ended.

A disciplinary hearing officer recommended Curtis Hill’s license be suspended for two months, without automatic reinstatement. That stems from groping allegations against the AG.

Indiana Governor Backs Path For Forcing Out Attorney General

Mar 6, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is endorsing a proposal that could force the state's attorney general from office over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said Thursday that he supports a bill endorsed by the Indiana House that would prohibit anyone whose law license has been suspended for at least 30 days from serving as attorney general.

Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill is awaiting the state Supreme Court's decision on a recommendation that he face a minimum 60-day suspension.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Indiana’s attorney general by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party.

Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill has denied the allegations and his lawyers argued the women didn’t have a valid case for sexual harassment under federal law because they all worked for state government's legislative branch while Hill is an elected officer of the executive branch.

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Curtis Hill would be forced to step down as Attorney General if his license was suspended for at least a month under an amendment passed by the House Monday.

The amendment’s author says this is in response to a disciplinary hearing officer’s recommendation last month of a 60-day suspension.

The amendment authored by Republican Representative Tim Wesco alters the qualifications to serve as Attorney General. Current law only requires the A.G. to have a law license and live in Indiana.

Michigan A.G. Warns Of Coronavirus Scams

Feb 26, 2020
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the State Department of Health and Human Services are warning people to watch out for scams related to the coronavirus.

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Indiana’s attorney general announced Tuesday the state is joining a 39-state coalition to investigate Juul Labs – manufacturer behind a popular brand of small e-cigarette devices.

Attorney General Curtis Hill says the investigation will look into the company’s marketing practices and safety claims. It will also review whether the company has attempted to market tobacco products to children.

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A disciplinary hearing officer says Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license should be suspended for 60 days without automatic reinstatement after four women accused him of sexual misconduct.

It’s very unclear whether that would require Hill to leave office.

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A Senate committee approved a bill Tuesday that retaliates against Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears over his decision not to prosecute simple marijuana possession.

The measure empowers the attorney general to take over those cases.

The bill says if a local prosecutor makes a policy decision not to prosecute certain crimes, the Indiana Attorney General can appoint a special prosecutor to do so and charge the county to pay for it.

Parvonay Stover represents the AG.

Indiana Governor Not Yet Backing Attorney General Challenger

Jan 21, 2020
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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn't yet throwing his support behind a top official of his administration in challenging the state attorney general who is awaiting the outcome from an investigation into allegations of drunkenly groping four women.

State Agency Director Challenging Indiana Attorney General

Jan 10, 2020
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The head of the Indiana Department of Revenue has decided to challenge embattled state Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid seeking the Republican nomination for the office.

Adam Krupp says he would resign as the revenue department’s commissioner by the end of January to run full-time for attorney general. 

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Krupp to the position in 2017 after he previously was an attorney in then-Gov. Mike Pence’s office.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill awaits the outcome of a professional misconduct complaint involving his alleged drunken groping of four women, the embattled Republican also faces scrutiny over a string of financial decisions he’s made since taking office.

After he took office in 2017, Hill asked for a raise and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to renovate his Statehouse office.

But Hill doesn't spend much time at that Indianapolis office.

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Indiana’s attorney Disciplinary Commission wants Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license suspended for two years.

That's the latest procedural step in Hill’s disciplinary process.

Four women accuse Curtis Hill of sexual misconduct. Those allegations prompted the state Disciplinary Commission to file a complaint against Hill.

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The race for Indiana Attorney General has a new contender.

Former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel announced Tuesday he will seek the Democratic nomination for AG next year.

That office is getting increased attention in the 2020 election cycle after current Attorney General Curtis Hill was accused of sexual misconduct by five women.

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There are new allegations from the women suing Attorney General Curtis Hill and the state over accusations Hill groped them last year.

Three legislative staffers – Samantha Lozano, Gabrielle McLemore, and Niki DaSilva – and Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster) sued Curtis Hill and the state earlier this year. They level allegations of sexual harassment and employment retaliation.

A new filing in that case claims Lozano reported “unwelcome and inappropriate advances” by a male member of the General Assembly to the House Democratic chief of staff this past spring.

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Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) became the first Democrat to announce a 2020 bid for Attorney General Wednesday.

Democrats are hoping to win a race for the office for the first time in more than two decades.

Tallian, an attorney, has served in the Indiana Senate since 2005. She’s been a leader in her caucus on foreclosure and pension issues. And she’s perhaps best known by many as the General Assembly’s fiercest advocate for marijuana legalization.

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