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Attorney General Curtis Hill defended his law license at a nearly week-long disciplinary hearing. It featured 26 witnesses, hours of testimony and dozens of pieces of evidence. 

It stemmed from allegations he groped four women last year. Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster) and three legislative staffers – Samantha Lozano, Niki DaSilva and Gabrielle Brock – say Curtis Hill groped them at a party in March 2018.

Final Decision On Curtis Hill Is Months Away

Oct 25, 2019
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It will be months before a final decision comes in Attorney General Curtis Hill’s disciplinary case over allegations he groped four women.

The nearly week-long hearing featured 26 witnesses, hours of testimony and dozens of pieces of evidence. That must be compiled into one record both sides review. The parties then file what’s called their proposed findings with the hearing officer, former state Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby.

Indiana Attorney General Testifies He Didn't Grope Women

Oct 24, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general testified Thursday that he did nothing wrong at a party where a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers say he drunkenly groped them, allegations that could threaten his law license and ability to remain in office.

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Attorney General Curtis Hill got to tell his side of the story Thursday at a disciplinary hearing that could determine whether he keeps his law license.

Hill denied allegations he inappropriately touched four women at a party last year.

The Republican Attorney General was questioned by his legal team on the witness stand during the morning portion of the hearing Thursday. He described being, in his words, “shocked” and “troubled” last year when he learned people accused him of acting inappropriately.

UPDATE: Curtis Hill Testifies In His Professional Misconduct Hearing

Oct 23, 2019
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(Oct. 24, 12:10pm)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general says he didn't touch any women in a sensual manner during the party where four women allege that he drunkenly groped them.

Attorney General Curtis Hill denied those claims as he testified Thursday during a hearing on professional misconduct charges that threaten his law license.

Hill says he briefly touched the back of a female lawmaker during the March 2018 party, not realizing she was wearing a backless dress. Hill said "absolutely not" when asked whether he grabbed Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon's buttocks, as she alleged during testimony on Monday.

Hill has shown none of the defiance he exhibited when he called the claims "vicious and false" after they became public in July 2018.

The Indiana Supreme Court will later decide whether Hill will face any punishment.

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A former employee of Curtis Hill’s when he was Elkhart County prosecutor testified Wednesday that he made an explicit sexual advance to her.

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Witnesses on day two of Curtis Hill’s disciplinary hearing say the Attorney General was “impaired,” “creepy” and “predatory” at a party last year.

A dozen people testified Tuesday at the hearing at which Hill is defending his law license.

It was a post-legislative session party in 2018 where four women say Curtis Hill groped them without their consent. Most of the witnesses Tuesday were called to corroborate the women’s accounts.

Partygoers Say Indiana Attorney General Seemed Drunk At Bar

Oct 22, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general seemed intoxicated as he made his way around a bar the night he is accused of groping a state lawmaker and three other women, fellow partygoers testified Tuesday.

UPDATE: Lawmaker Testifies On Indiana Attorney General Groping Claim

Oct 19, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state lawmaker says she told a lobbyist that Indiana's attorney general was a "creeper" soon after he allegedly drunkenly groped her at a bar.

Attorney General Curtis Hill looked on Monday as Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon testified about the encounter a party celebrating the end of the 2018 legislative session.

Reardon's testimony opened a potentially weeklong professional misconduct hearing that could lead to sanctions against Hill's law license.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill are trying to block two women from testifying about previous sexual misconduct allegations as he faces claims that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year.

Indiana Attorney General Gains Groping Claims Case Records

Aug 27, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's lawyers have won their fight for records of the state inspector general's investigation into allegations that Hill drunkenly groped four women.

Hill's attorneys sought the records as they defend him in attorney disciplinary proceedings he faces that could lead to his disbarment as a lawyer.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's inspector general is fighting state Attorney General Curtis Hill's effort to subpoena records from her investigation into allegations that he drunkenly groped four women.

Inspector General Lori Torres filed a motion Wednesday seeking to quash a subpoena Hill is pursuing in a state disciplinary proceeding he faces.

The Indiana Lawyer reports that Torres' motion argues the records from her probe are privileged.

Indiana Attorney General's Lawyers Deride Groping Claims

Jul 17, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana's attorney general argue that allegations he drunkenly groped four women during a party don't meet the legal standard of a misuse of power.

Court documents filed on Republican state Attorney General Curtis Hill's behalf call for the women's federal lawsuit against him to be thrown out by a judge.

Hill is accused of touching the backs or backsides of a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers at an Indianapolis bar. The women allege sexual harassment and defamation by Hill.

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A Republican primary challenger to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is announcing his candidacy for Hill's job today in Elkhart. 

Indianapolis attorney John Westercamp is making the announcement with support from Tim Wesco, who is the GOP State Representative from District 21 which includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. 

Hill is a former Elkhart County Prosecutor. He has refused to resign after being accused of groping four women in March of 2018. 

Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith will have more on the announcement later today. 

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general is being sued in federal court by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last year.

Indiana Attorney General Misconduct Decision Still Months Away

May 22, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A decision is at least five months away on whether Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill could face sanctions up to disbarment as an attorney by the state Supreme Court on allegations he groped four women during a party.

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