Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards declined the request of embattled Secretary of State Charlie White to investigate allegations he directed at one of the special prosecutors handling his criminal case.
Last week, White filed a complaint with Richards’ office alleging special prosecutor Daniel Sigler Sr. committed voter fraud. White asked that Richards appoint a special prosecutor to investigate.
Sigler, a former Adams County prosecutor, is one of two special prosecutors handling the criminal case against White, who was indicted earlier this year on multiple charges, including voter fraud.
In a brief statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Richards said that based on White’s allegations, there is no reason to believe a criminal offense occurred in Allen County, so there’s no reason to appoint a special prosecutor.
A grand jury indicted White on seven counts including voter fraud, theft, perjury and fraud on a financial institution. He is accused of lying about his Fishers address when he voted in the 2010 Republican primary.
In spite of pressure, White has refused to resign. On Tuesday, the Indiana Recount Commission held a hearing on whether he was legally registered to vote when he ran for office.