Secretary of State Charlie White’s attorney is asking to delay White’s criminal trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 8.
Attorney Dennis Zahn told a Hamilton County judge this morning that he will not be done reviewing evidence in time to go to trial in August. He plans to file a formal request for a delay in the next few days. Zahn and White were in court today for a hearing on two other requests.
They claim that the special prosecutors appointed to the case should be removed and that additional material from the grand jury that indicted White should be released to Zahn.
Hamilton Superior Court Judge Steven Nation didn’t rule on either request. White is facing seven felony charges, including theft and voter fraud. He could lose his job if he’s convicted of any of those crimes.
Zahn filed a motion to remove special prosecutors Daniel Sigler and John Dowd, because they were appointed while former Hamilton County Prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp was in office, and Lee Buckingham, the new prosecutor, didn’t file the appropriate paperwork to retain them when he took office.