Thu December 26, 2013
Former Indiana Secretary of State Loses Bid for New Trial
A judge has denied former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White's request for a new vote fraud trial.
The Indianapolis Star reports that a Hamilton Superior Court judge rejected White's request for post-conviction relief on voter fraud and theft charges. The case stemmed from White’s voter registration for the 2010 GOP primary.
White was convicted in 2012 of three counts of voter fraud, two counts of perjury and one count of theft and given a one-year, home-detention sentence.
White challenged the sentence, arguing that his former defense attorney, Carl Brizzi, was incompetent during his original trial.
He contended Brizzi's failure to call any witnesses to testify in White's defense, including White himself, played a key role in him being convicted.