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December 29, 2014 — Indiana Public Broadcasting — An appeals court is upholding one-half of the voter fraud convictions against Indiana’s former Secretary of State.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Gretchen Frazee reports…

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld three felony convictions against former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White that forced him from office, while dismissing three other counts

The ruling released Monday rejected White’s arguments that his defense lawyer during his 2012 trial provided incompetent counsel. The three-judge panel upheld White’s convictions on perjury, voting in an incorrect precinct and theft.

White‘s attorney says she will petition the Indiana Supreme Court to hear the case.

The Republican was automatically removed from office in after the Hamilton County jury convicted him on the felony charges. Those stemmed from White using his ex-wife’s home in Fishers as his voting address in 2010 while serving on the Indianapolis suburb’s town council and running for secretary of state.

A message from The Associated Press seeking comment from White’s current defense attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

 

 

 

 

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