State high court won’t hear ex-Indiana elections chief appeal

The Indiana Court of Appeals has denied a request by former Secretary of State Charlie White that it review a state appeals court decision upholding his three felony convictions for vote fraud, theft and perjury.

Chief Justice Loretta Rush denied White's request for his case to be reviewed in a one-page order issued Thursday.

The case against White, a Republican, stemmed from his using his ex-wife's home in Fishers as his voting address in 2010 while serving on the Indianapolis suburb's town council and running for secretary of state as he lived at his then-fiancee's townhouse. The appeals court rejected White's arguments that his defense lawyer, Carl Brizzi, provided incompetent counsel during his 2012 trial .

The Times of Munster reported White said he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.

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