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