INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indiana’s former Secretary of State, Charlie White, is appealing the conviction that cost him the state's top election job.
The issue being argued by White's defense is that his attorney Carl Brizzi was incompetent. The prosecution argues that White shared in his legal strategy.
White is trying to get felony theft and voter fraud convictions overturned. The case against him centers around where he lived at the time he voted during the May 2010 election.
Special prosecutor, Dan Sigler, brought out one new piece of evidence at the first of two hearings and that was the exclusive interview White gave I-Team 8's Karen Hensel days after he was sentenced.
Prosecutors argue White had an equal and active role in his defense decisions, and produced a web version of I-Team 8's story focusing on this quote where White says "We."
I-Team 8's Karen Hensel: Why weren't those cell phone records used in your defense?
Charlie White: "We felt they didn't meet the burden so let’s not put on a case. If you don't meet your burden the defendant doesn't have to bring any evidence."
Another hearing to determine if White's conviction will stand or be overturned will be in October.
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