State Cabinet Member Ostrowe Announces Intention To File Lawsuit Against Former AG Hunter

Wednesday, June 2nd 2021, 12:46 pm
By: News 9


A member of Gov. Kevin Stitt's Cabinet announced plans to sue former Attorney General Mike Hunter.

Secretary of Digital Transformation David Ostrowe launched serious allegations against the former attorney general.

An attorney for Ostrowe said they are filing abuse of process, libel, slander and potentially a civil right's violation.

On his way out the door, Hunter dismissed the indictment without prejudice against Ostrowe.

According to court documents, Ostrowe is accused of attempting to bribe two tax commissioners.

The attorney general's office released the following statement, defending the indictment:

“This case was referred to our office by state officials. The process undertaken was identical to every other case brought before the grand jury. Witness testimony is sworn under oath and lying before the grand jury is a felony. The grand jurors heard testimony and made the decision to issue an indictment.”

Last week, Hunter resigned citing personal matters.

News 9 sources said Hunter was engaged in an extramarital affair with state employee Kim Bailey.

An attorney for Ostrowe said they think evidence may show Hunter's motivation in filing the indictment was driven by a personnel decision involving Bailey, the state employee.

Ostrowe and his lawyers have not filed the lawsuit yet.

News 9 will have more during the evening newscasts.