INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s private attorney says he doesn’t plan to take any public funds to defend Hill against groping allegations.
Employment attorney Kevin Betz tells The Indianapolis Star he won’t take state money. His comments came after the newspaper reported a draft of the contract showed Betz’s firm would receive up to $100,000 in public money to represent Hill and the attorney general’s office. Betz would receive $550 an hour under the draft contract.
Hill spokesman Chris Proffitt said Betz’s firm is representing the state free of charge against the claims that four women have filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
They allege Hill drunkenly groped them at a party in March.
A special prosecutor declined to pursue criminal charges against Hill . Hill has denied the allegations.