INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some top aides Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill have seen recent pay hikes of $9,000 or more, but Hill says they are not rewards for sticking with him as he faces allegations of drunkenly groping four women during a party last year.
The Journal Gazette reports Hill says the pay raises are about being competitive. Hill’s chief deputy, Aaron Negangard, saw his salary increase about 10%, from $152,400 to over $167,700. Other staff members saw similar pay raises.
Hill has denied the groping allegations and a special prosecutor declined in October to pursue any criminal charges against him.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, however, alleges Hill violated the professional conduct rules for attorneys and wants him to face disciplinary action from the state Supreme Court.