April 20, 2014

Former Indianola city attorney charged with theft

John Hoyman

John Hoyman

The former Indianola city employee who was the subject of a recent state audit is now facing formal charges. A state audit report released on May 16 showed former Indianola City Attorney John Hoyman over-billed the city by more than $90,000 over a six-year period.

The interim Indianola city manager requested the special investigation by the State Auditor’s office after noticing some unusually high billings submitted by Hoyman.

The investigation revealed the hours Hoyman billed the city between 1996 and 2012 increased over 80 percent.

In an interview with Iowa DCI agents, Hoyman admitted that he submitted false billing claims by using fictitious names from phone books. Hoyman was arrested today on felony charges of first-degree theft, fraudulent practices, and felonious misconduct in office.