Indiana officials drop execution bid in 7-year-old’s death
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana prosecutors have quietly dropped efforts seeking the execution of an Ohio inmate for her role in killing a 7-year-old girl in 1984, citing the inmate's intellectual disability.
AG wants Gary council member to give up pay from 2nd job
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general's office is seeking to recover about $133,000 collected by a Gary City Council member who also had another government job.
Mary Brown worked for the Gary Sanitary District until last summer when a judge upheld a state law against double dipping. Melissa Gustafson, spokeswoman for Attorney General Curtis Hill, says his staff is trying to recover Brown's past salary.
Indiana continues to seek money from ex-school officials
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general's office is continuing its efforts to get two former Munster school administrators to return money that was allegedly improperly paid.
Deputy Attorney General Frances Barrow has asked the Indiana Court of Appeals to overturn a March ruling by Lake County Circuit Judge Marissa McDermott that found the state waited too long to try to reclaim about $850,000 from former superintendents William Pfister and Richard Sopko.
AG files complaints against 3 nurses after drugs diverted
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general's office has accused three nurses of diverting prescription drugs or medication from their workplaces.
The Palladium-Item reports Sunday that administrative complaints have been filed against the nurses and that disciplinary action is being sought against their licenses.
US court asked to reinstate death sentence in double slaying
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana attorney general's office is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a central Indiana woman and her 4-year-old daughter.
AG announces expansion of Indiana’s Human Trafficking Unit
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Additional investigators and attorneys are being assigned to the Human Trafficking Investigations Unit in the Indiana attorney general's office.
Attorney General Curtis Hill announced the expansion of the unit Monday as part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Hill's office says the added investigators and attorneys include former police officers and prosecutors who have extensive law enforcement experience.
Correction: Hotel Review-Lawsuit story
NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — In a story Dec. 20 about an Indiana attorney general's office lawsuit over a hotel charging a customer $350 for giving it a negative review, The Associated Press incorrectly identified the defendant. It is Abbey Management Inc., not Abbey Management's owner, Andrew Szakaly.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Hotel charges guest $350 after she posts negative review
GOP caucus picks attorney general aide as new state senator
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A top staffer in the Indiana attorney general's office will fill the legislative seat being given up by the state Senate's budget leader.
Republican precinct officials elected Victoria Spartz during a Wednesday night caucus to replace Sen. Luke Kenley of Noblesville when he retires at the end of September. Spartz won 54-39 in the sixth ballot over Noblesville City Council President Megan Wiles, whom Kenley had endorsed.
Indiana attorney general’s office renovations questioned
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some state officials are questioning the Indiana attorney general's decision to spend about $300,000 on renovating his Statehouse office and buying a van to serve as a mobile office.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Attorney General's office is suing two former Munster school administrators for more than $3 million, alleging the pair misappropriated, illegally retained or fraudulently obtained public funds.
Attorney General Curtis Hill's office filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Lake Circuit Court against former Munster Superintendent William Pfister and former Assistant Superintendent Richard Sopko. Their attorney denies wrongdoing.
Gary councilwoman challenges accusations of law violation
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A city councilwoman in Gary has filed a lawsuit to keep her second job as an employee of the Gary Sanitary District.
State officials are trying to stop Councilwoman Mary Brown from being paid by the district in addition to her salary as a City Council member. She filed the lawsuit, arguing that she isn't violating the law and shouldn't have to repay any salary.