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Local News
3:53 pm
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. 

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Local News
5:21 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

After Redistricting, Voters Urged to Preview November Ballots

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is urging voters to check out prospective ballots at a state website before the November elections.

Lawson says voters should go online to see which candidates will appear on their ballots Nov. 6 and to check whether they were placed in a new district.

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Local News
10:30 am
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.

Local News
3:59 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

White Appealing Three Felony Convictions

Former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White is appealing three of the six felony convictions that got him ousted from office earlier this year.

The appeal filed in the Indiana Court of Appeals challenges White’s convictions on charges of perjury on his marriage license application, submitting a false voter registration application and casting a fraudulent ballot.

The brief does not contest White's three other felony convictions.

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3:46 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Former Indiana Elections Chief’s Law License Suspended

The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended former Secretary of State Charlie White’s license on an interim basis because of his felony convictions earlier this year. 

White was found guilty in February of vote fraud, perjury and theft stemming from his voter registration for the 2010 Republican primary.

He was sentenced to a year of home detention and forced to step down as secretary of state. He has said he plans to appeal his convictions.

The law license suspension is effective May 10th.

(Information for this story came from the Associated Press)