Public Money Won’t Be Used By Indiana AG Curtis Hill To Fight Civil Cases

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first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Public Money Won’t Be Used By Indiana AG Curtis Hill To Fight Civil CasesDECEMBER 23RD, 2018 AMANDA DECKER INDIANAIndiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s private attorney said he doesn’t plan to take any public funds to defend Hill against any discrimination or civil claims eventually filed by a lawmaker and three legislative staffers who say Hill drunkenly groped them at a party in March.Employment attorney Kevin Betz told The Indianapolis Star he won’t take state money, despite a draft of the contract that showed his firm, Betz + Blevins, would receive up to $100,000 in public money to represent Hill and the attorney general’s office. Betz, a longtime friend of Hill’s, would receive $550 an hour under the draft contract, first disclosed by the Star.“I do not plan to take any public money for representing the state of Indiana, Curtis T. Hill or the Office of the Attorney General as to any of the facts asserted in the four (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) charges,” Betz said.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.“There is no legal action pending against Curtis Hill,” Proffitt noted. “The only filings, at this time, have been EEOC charges filed against the state of Indiana.”A special prosecutor declined in October to pursue any criminal charges against Hill, despite a state report that witnesses said Hill touched the women inappropriately during the March party at an Indianapolis bar. Hill has denied groping the four women, including Democratic state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon.So far, Hill hasn’t used any public funds to defend himself, instead of drawing on campaign money and creating a legal defense fund.While public officials to use taxpayer funds to defend themselves in lawsuits related to acts that happened while they were acting in the capacity of a state employee, using such funds would be difficult to justify in Hill’s case, said Jennifer Drobac, an Indiana University law professor who studies sexual harassment.“It’s perfectly understandable for Hoosiers to pick up the bill when a state employee is doing something they were supposed to be doing,” she said. “When Curtis Hill goes into a bar and (inappropriately touches women), that is nowhere near what he is supposed to be doing. I don’t know why taxpayers should be paying for it.”___ TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

Major board restructure sees Bragg Gaming unveil three appointments

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first_img StumbleUpon Share SBTech and Pala Interactive pen five-year partnership January 30, 2019 Related Articles Breaking Data seeks CAD $12m subscription round to close Oryx Gaming acquisition October 29, 2018 Submit Bragg’s sports media subsidiary GMS gets NJ affiliate approval January 9, 2020 Share Bragg Gaming Group has today announced that it will undergo a major restructure of its Board of Directors after appointing Akshay Kumar, Jim Ryan and Paul Pathak to its executive team.Akshay Kumar was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for Bragg Gaming, after holding positons at NetPlay TV PLC, and sports spread betting specialist Sporting Index. Throughout his career, Kumar has driven corporate acquisitions and operational restructuring, as well as a number of financial leadership roles.Dominic Mansour, CEO at Bragg, commented on the new appointments: “We’re happy that Jim, Paul and Akshay have agreed to join the board.“We’re very focused on our objective of developing into a global gaming force, and we need a board with the skills to support that growth. Jim and Akshay both bring extensive gaming industry experience to the team, and Paul’s expertise in M&A will be instrumental to our growth plan.”Meanwhile Jim Ryan joins Bragg as an experienced online gaming executive, and the CEO of Pala Interactive LLC. Ryan has held leadership roles at online gaming companies such as bwin.party digital entertainment as the group’s co-CEO, in addition to PartyGaming, St. Minver and Excapsa Software (CEO), and Cryptologic Software (CFO)“I’m pleased to join Bragg in this exciting growth phase,” said Mr. Ryan. “With an experienced gaming industry leader like Dominic at the helm of a new management team, and the unlimited potential of their three main properties; Oryx Gaming, GiveMeSport and GiveMeBet, I’m confident that Bragg will continue its upward trajectory.”The new appointments follow the resignation of board members Marvin Igelman and Mike Galloro and the previously announced departures of Nick Thain and Jae Chalfin.Investment industry and securities lawyer Paul Pathak has been appointed to the board of directors, while currently serving as a director of JPJ Group PLC (LSE), the Intertain Group Limited (TSX) and Wayland Group Corp. (CSE). He gained his experience as a lawyer through focusing his legal practice in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers, acquisitions and commercial law.Pathak will act for issuers in a broad range of securities transactions, including Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), reverse takeovers (RTOs), establishment of capital pool companies, going-private transactions and other financing structures.He stated: “Bragg’s current momentum is particularly exciting.“They’ve implemented a major shift in strategic direction over the past months and are already seeing positive year-over-year growth on a number of key measures, including yield, global organic traffic and paid traffic. The Oryx acquisition has been very successful, with multiple new clients signing and going live since the announcement.”last_img read more