Former secretary of state Charlie White due in court for appeal in voter fraud case

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Charlie White (file photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 9, 2014) Indiana’s former secretary of state returns to court Tuesday.

An appeals court will hear oral arguments as Charlie White seeks to overturn the voter fraud conviction that drove him out of office.

White, a Republican, was removed from his post in February 2012 after being convicted of perjury, theft and fraud.

The charges stem from his time on the Fishers Town Council. He claimed he lived at his ex-wife’s home in Fishers. Prosecutors said he actually lived on the other side of town—taking him outside his council district.

White accused his previous defense lawyer—former Marion County prosecutor Carl Brizzi—of being incompetent in his defense.