A state investigation shows a southern Iowa city attorney over-billed the city by tens of thousands of dollars over a six year period. Tami Kusian, with the State Auditor’s Office, says the interim city manager in Indianola called for the special investigation after noticing some “unusually high” invoices filed by Indianola City Attorney John Hoyman.
Kusian says they found Hoyman over-billed the city by more than $90,000. The investigation covered invoices submitted by Hoyman between June 2006 and July 2012.
“In an interview with a DCI agent, Mr. Hoyman did admit that he falsified some invoices,” Kusian says. Hoyman was initially hired in 1986 to serve as the general legal counsel for Indianola and Indianola Municipal Utilities.
“We did an analysis…and we identified that the hours he billed them from 1996 to 2012 increased over 80 percent,” Kusian says. Hoyman was suspended from his position with the city in August of last year.
The auditor’s report has been turned over to the Iowa Attorney General’s office.