Retired Munster administrators asked to repay $850,000

William Pfister, left, and Richard Sopko.

CROWN POINT — The Indiana attorney general's office has filed a notice to appeal the request for summary judgment in a case in which the state is attempting to recover $851,000 it claims two retired Munster school administrators were overpaid.

Lake Circuit Court Judge Marissa McDermott ruled March 27 against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. 

His office is suing retired Munster School Superintendent William Pfister and retired Munster Assistant Superintendent Richard Sopko and several insurance companies for the money. 

Hill's office filed a notice to appeal the request for summary judgment Thursday, according to Lake Circuit Court records.

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McDermott ruled in favor of Ohio Farmers Insurance Co., of Westfield Center, Ohio, one of several underwriters of the two school officials. State law requires most public officials to have a surety bond to ensure the faithful performance of their public duties.

Hill previously said the ruling "completely disregards the SBOA audit report process."

Ohio Farmers Insurance argued the attorney general's office missed a statute of limitations deadline to press its claims against the defendants.

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Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.