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Judge delays ruling on dismissal of White case

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An Indiana judge expects to rule by Dec. 16 on whether Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White must stand trial on voter fraud and other criminal charges that could lead to his ouster.

Attorney Carl Brizzi urged Hamilton Superior Court Judge Steven Nation on Friday to dismiss the seven felony counts against White. The charges stem from accusations the Republican lied about his residence in the 2010 primary so he could continue collecting his salary from the Fishers Town Council.

Brizzi argued the grand jury that indicted White in March did not allow evidence favorable to White to be introduced.

White also faces a civil lawsuit filed by Democrats seeking to have him declared ineligible for office. A Marion County judge is expected to rule in that case this month.

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  • Today's Justice Today
    I hear a number of comments that say, "Because Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh are not charged, the indictment against Charlie White should be dismissed."

    That makes no sense. Because other motorists don't get a speeding ticket, somebody who is speeding should NOT get a ticket?

    If there is a case to be made against Lugar and Bayh, then it is up to the prosecutor for that county to evaluate the facts of the case and decide accordingly.

    According to the reports in the Indy Star, 6 of the 8 juror who testified at Charlie White's grand jury were favorable to his position AND THE JURY STILL INDICTED, there must be some pretty good evidence of his guilt.

    Maybe it is high time for politician's to be held accountable for their actions like EVERYONE ELSE.

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