The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered state Attorney General Curtis Hill to pay more than $19,000 in expenses in a disciplinary case stemming from during a party.
The order issued Friday by the high court and agreed to by the five justices directs Hill to pay $19,068.54 in a check made payable to the clerk of the court.
That amount is one-third of the $57,000 to order Hill, a Republican, to pay toward expenses in the groping case. The commission's proposed bill had included about $8,000 in investigation and litigation costs and nearly $49,000 for former Supreme Court Justice Myra Selby’s work as the case’s hearing officer.
proposing that he instead pay a total of about $17,400 and calling into question about $39,000 of costs and expenses the commission wanted him to pay.
Friday's order from the high court was signed by Chief Justice Loretta Rush and states that Hill must pay $16,247.55 to the court as reimbursement for Selby's work as the hearing officer. The order also directs Hill to pay $2,737.66 to the disciplinary commission to reimburse it for investigative expenses and $83.33 to the clerk of the court as reimbursement for court costs.
Hill completed in June a 30-day suspension of his law license after the Supreme Court found “by clear and convincing evidence that (Hill) committed the criminal act of battery” against the women. during a March 2018 party at an Indianapolis bar marking the end of that year’s legislative session.
Hill . the Republican nomination in June to former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, who defeated Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel, a former Evansville mayor, in the November election.
Rokita will take office in January.