Filing: Indiana AG Hill declines hearing on groping claims

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A lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is declining a hearing officer or panel to weigh whether Hill committed professional misconduct by allegedly groping a lawmaker and three legislative staffers at a bar.

Hill’s legal counsel, Don Lundberg, filed a motion Wednesday with the Indiana Supreme Court declining the appointments.

A complaint the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed Tuesday alleges Hill violated Indiana’s professional conduct rules for attorneys by allegedly groping the four women at an Indianapolis bar during a party celebrating the end of the 2018 legislative session.

A special prosecutor declined in October to pursue criminal charges against Hill, who denied wrongdoing .

Lundberg’s filing calls it “unprecedented” for the commission to charge an attorney with professional conduct violations after a prosecutor declined to file criminal charges.