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Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission files complaint against Attorney General Curtis Hill

Posted: 11:52 AM, Mar 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-19 20:35:48Z
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INDIANAPOLIS — A formal complaint was filed Tuesday with the Indiana Supreme Court against Attorney General Curtis Hill over groping allegations from last year.

The complaint was filed by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, a group that investigates complaints of misconduct against any lawyer in the state.

Last year, four women came forward claiming Hill had groped them in March at a party held at AJ's Lounge in Indianapolis. The party was to celebrate the end of the legislative session.

A special prosecutor declined to file criminal charges against Hill when the women came forward.

Tuesday's complaint says that Hill changed his story about having too much to drink the night of the alleged incidents and showed no remorse for his actions. The disciplinary commission's findings say the allegations against Hill rise to the level of criminal battery, since the women say the touching was unwelcome. The complaint says the allegations made by Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, rose to the level of misdemeanor battery, while a claim made by a legislative aide is the equivalent of a felony.

Don Lundberg, Hill's attorney, issued the following statement:

This matter has been investigated three times. There was an investigation undertaken by the General Assembly, another by the inspector general and, finally, one by the special prosecutor. And after having reviewed all the information, all three reached the same conclusion: no further action was warranted. The Attorney General remains focused on serving the people of Indiana. This matter will be addressed through the proper process outlined for disciplinary complaints in the State of Indiana and we are confident it will conclude in a manner consistent with the results of the prior investigations.

Hill has 30 days to respond to the disciplinary commission's complaint. Further action against Hill will be determined by the Indiana Supreme Court.