Indiana Attorney General

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The hearing officer in Attorney General Curtis Hill’s disciplinary case says the Republican official’s law license should be suspended for 60 days.

Hill is accused of groping four women at a party in March 2018.

The Indiana Disciplinary Commission filed a complaint last year. And after a four-day hearing in October – and months of briefs and deliberations – hearing officer Myra Selby issued her recommendation.

Indiana Attorney General Seeking New Term Amid Groping Case

Nov 14, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general is running for reelection as he awaits the outcome from professional misconduct allegations of drunkenly groping four women that threaten his law license.

Republican Curtis Hill announced his bid for a second term Thursday, releasing a video in which he says he won’t back down from “partisan attacks, the media, and even Republicans embarrassed to defend our values.”

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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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UPDATE:

(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.

ORIGINAL POST:

(Oct. 23)

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.

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The four women who say Attorney General Curtis Hill inappropriately touched them took the stand Monday at a state disciplinary hearing.

That was the bulk of day one of a week-long proceeding that sees Hill defending his law license.

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.

UPDATE: Lawmaker Testifies On Indiana Attorney General Groping Claim

Oct 19, 2019
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UPDATE: 

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.

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UPDATE: Thursday the St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office released a statement to emphasize that no fetal remains associated with Dr. Ulrich Klopfer have been found locally. Here is the statement: 

St. Joseph County – Yesterday, authorities announced that additional fetal remains werelocated in a vehicle (belonging to Dr. Klopfer) in Illinois. In order to dispel concerns or rumorsconcerning St. Joseph County, this Office advises that no fetal remains have been found inSt. Joseph County. All buildings, properties, and vehicles affiliated with the Women’s Pavilionor Dr. Kloper have been searched. The Indiana Office of the Attorney General, in thefurtherance of its ongoing investigation, has continued its presence off and on at theWomen’s Pavilion. However, no fetal remains have been recovered in St. Joseph County.This matter remains an Attorney General investigation.

ORIGINAL POST:

Additional fetal remains were found Wednesday on properties owned by the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer who performed abortions in Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne. 

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.

Candidate Announces GOP Bid For Indiana Attorney General

Jun 27, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 30-year-old lawyer is launching a challenge to embattled Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's possible re-election bid.

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