Embattled Secretary of State Charlie White has filed a complaint against one of the special prosecutors in his felony voter fraud case, alleging he is guilty of the same offense White’s charged with.
White, 41, filed the eight-page complaint to Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards Friday. White accuses Special Prosecutor Dan Sigler, his ex-wife Nancy Sigler and current wife Sherie Hampshire of voting at the wrong polling sites in the past six years.
Sigler denied the accusations, calling it “sour grapes” on White’s part.
“There’s no basis in fact for an inquiry,” Sigler said Monday. “It’s just a product of this person’s mind. I haven’t voted anywhere where I didn’t live. This is just his (White’s) way of trying to deflect from his case, but it will continue to move forward.”
Danielle Edenfield, chief investigator for the Allen County prosecutor’s office, confirmed the office received a “lengthy e-mail” from White and said it was under review.
White faces seven counts of voter fraud, theft, perjury and fraud on a financial institution, all stemming from accusations that he lied about his Fishers address when voting in the 2010 Republican primary. Prosecutors say he was trying to hide the fact that, after remarrying and moving to another address, he no longer resided in the district he represented on the Fishers Town Council. He is scheduled for trial Aug. 8 and would be removed from office if convicted of any of the seven charges.