Tue September 11, 2012
White Appeal Dismissed, Moving To Trial Court
The Indiana Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal by ousted Secretary of State Charlie White so he can seek a remedy at the trial court.
An order signed by Chief Appeals Court Judge Margret Robb and posted online dismisses White's appeal so he can pursue post-conviction relief before Hamilton Superior Court Judge Steven Nation.
Nation presided over the trial in which White was convicted in February of six felony counts alleging he used his ex-wife's address to vote and to keep his Fishers Town Council seat. His sentence of a year of home detention was stayed pending appeal.in February.
White's appeals attorney declined comment on the developments.
Indiana law bars convicted felons from holding office.