Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White is asking a Hamilton County judge to dismiss criminal charges against him because of errors special prosecutors allegedly committed when they obtained his indictment from a grand jury.
In a motion filed Friday, White’s attorney, former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, claims, among other things, that the special prosecutors handling his case weren’t appointed correctly and that they didn’t provide the grand jury with the appropriate descriptions of the law.
The grand jury indicted White in March on seven felony charges, including voter fraud and theft. He’s accused of voting in a district where he no longer lived and continuing to take his salary as a Fishers town councilman even though he allegedly moved out of the district he represented.
Because of the errors, the indictment was deficient, according to Brizzi’s filing.
White’s trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 30 in Hamilton Superior Court. If he’s convicted of any of the felony charges, he will lose his elected position.