Indiana AG Ordered To Pay $19,000 In Restitution

INDIANAPOLIS — In June, Attorney General Curtis Hill completed a 30-day suspension of his law license for the “groping case” — where he was accused of groping a state lawmaker and three other women during a party.

Now, he’s been ordered to pay more than $19,000 in expenses for the same case.

The order, issued Friday by the Indiana Supreme Court, directs Hill to pay a total of $19,068.54. To break it down, Hill must pay: $16,247.55 for former Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby’s work as the case’s hearing officer; $2,737.66 to for investigative expenses; and $83.33 for court costs.

That $19,000 figure is one-third of the original $57,000 Indiana’s attorney disciplinary commission proposed Hill pay back in September. However, in October, Hill disputed that proposal, his lawyer arguing he should instead pay around $17,400.

In regards to the case, the Supreme Court found “by clear and convincing evidence that (Hill) committed the criminal act of battery” against the women. The women say Hill drunkenly groped them during a March 2018 party at an Indianapolis bar.

Hill denies any wrongdoing. His bid for reelection failed when he lost the Republican nomination in June to former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita. Rokita will take Hill’s place as Indiana’s Attorney General in January.