Indiana Election Chief Found Guilty Of Voter Fraud



Salon Staff
February 4, 2012 12:45PM (UTC)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's top elections official has been found guilty of six of seven voter fraud-related charges and faces removal from office.

Hamilton County jurors returned the verdict against Secretary of State Charlie White about 1:30 a.m. Saturday after deliberating for nearly 13 hours.

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White was accused of lying about where he lived when he registered to vote in the May 2010 Republican primary. Prosecutors said he used his ex-wife's address instead of a condo he had with his fiancée to keep his $1,000-per-month Fishers Town Council salary despite moving out of his council district.

He faced seven felony charges.

State law bars anyone convicted of a felony from remaining in office. It wasn't immediately clear how quickly White could be replaced or who might succeed him.


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