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Charlie White sentenced to home detention

by The Associated Press

February 23, 2012

Ousted Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has been sentenced to a year of home detention on charges related to voter fraud.   A Hamilton County jury found White guilty of six felonies on earlier this month.  Today, he was sentenced on the charges  including false registration, voting in another precinct, submitting a false ballot, theft, and two counts of perjury. Prosecutors said White listed his ex-wife’s address instead of a condo he had with his then-fiancee on his voter registration form … because he didn’t want to give up his Fishers Town Council salary after moving out of that district.   White has said he stayed at his ex-wife’s house when he wasn’t on the road campaigning and did not live in the condo until after he remarried. White’s sentence includes community service hours and a fine.  He is expected to appeal.