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Ex-elections chief's request for new trial denied

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) A judge has denied former Secretary of State Charlie White's request for a new vote fraud trial.

The Indianapolis Star reports court documents show that a Hamilton Superior Court judge rejected White's request for post-conviction relief on voter fraud and theft charges. 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 White's former defense attorney, Carl Brizzi, was incompetent during White's original trial. White contended Brizzi's failed to call any witnesses to testify in White's defense, including White himself, played a key role in him being convicted.


Posted 12/26/2013