A jury has been set in the criminal trial of Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White in Hamilton County. White is charged with seven felonies, including voter fraud and perjury, stemming from allegations that he lied about where he lived in 2010 so he could continue collecting his salary as a member of the town council in Fishers, just north of Indianapolis. Slightly fewer than 50 potential jurors were called for questioning Monday morning, RTV6’s Derrik Thomas reported.
… During the proceedings, White sat alongside his attorney, former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi. “Charlie, he’s in great spirits. Obviously, this has taken a great toll on his family,” Brizzi said. “He is a warrior. He’s no shrinking violet. He’s held up, I think, remarkably well.”
White previously sought to have the charges dismissed, arguing that there were problems with the grand jury process that led to his indictment, but the judge denied that motion. If he is convicted of any of the felonies, White will lose his job. The trial is expected to last two weeks.