Former Indiana Secretary of State Sentenced

Feb 24, 2012

After a 14-month legal battle, former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has been sentenced to one year of home detention. Superior Court Judge Steven Nation ruled White intentionally defrauded the public by using his ex-wife's address to vote in the May 2010 primary and continuing to take his town council salary after he had moved out of the district.

White had argued for more than a year that the charges against him were politically motivated and that he never intentionally defrauded anyone.

Judge Nation also issued a $1,000 fine and ordered White to perform community service.  White's home detention will be postponed until he's had a chance to appeal.

The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments next week on who will replace White as Secretary of State.