Former Secretary of State Charlie White wants to get all of his felony convictions in a voter fraud case overturned, and he’s willing to go as far as the country’s highest court to do so. Indianapolis attorney Andrea Ciobanu, who is handling White’s appeal, said her client intends to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case, following a decision by the Indiana Supreme Court last week to not rule on his 2012 convictions. “He fully intends to exhaust all of his remedies,” Ciobanu said in an email to The Indianapolis Star, adding that White also can file a habeas corpus petition in federal court — an option that she says the embattled former politician will pursue if necessary.
The Indiana Supreme Court justices, in a 4-0 decision last week, denied the request to transfer White’s case to the state’s highest court. This means the Indiana Court of Appeal’s decision to throw out three of White’s six felony convictions stands.
A three-judge panel in December reversed White’s conviction on some of the charges, citing double-jeopardy violations.