Convinced that Charlie White is being treated unfairly, the embattled Indiana secretary of state and his family are lashing out at the prosecutors who are building the case against him.
White sent a letter to the Allen County prosecutor’s office complaining that one of the two special prosecutors in the case, Dan Sigler, committed voter fraud himself.
It’s one of the charges on which a Hamilton County grand jury indicted White earlier this year, and White has complained before that he believes he is being selectively prosecuted.
White’s mother, Margaret, says she intends to sue those special prosecutors, Hamilton County’s prosecutor and others over the way she was treated when she was called before that grand jury.
The accusation against Sigler is not a matter of public record, but Danielle Eberfield, the chief investigator in Allen County, confirmed the office had received White’s complaint and said “the matter is under review.”
White’s mother’s tort claim, however, is public. She sent it Monday to Hamilton County Attorney Michael Howard, whose office informed her attorney in a letter the tort claim was misdirected.
White’s mother’s complaint contains an argument that her son — who was easily elected in November 2010 despite already being under investigation for allegations of voter fraud — has made before, as well.
She said the prosecutor’s office in heavily-Republican Hamilton County, where White served as Republican chairman, decided to appoint the special prosecutors, Sigler and John Dowd, only “after the media demanded blood.”