Special prosecutor Dan Sigler was taken from the Hamilton County Courthouse in an ambulance Friday, just minutes after delivering his closing arguments in the trial against Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White. Sigler left the courtroom quietly and summoned for his wife before being taken out on a gurney. There are still two remaining prosecutors on the state’s team so closing arguments will continue uninterrupted. White is charged with seven felony counts, including fraud, perjury and theft. If White is convicted of a single count, he faces removal from office and possible prison time. Special prosecutor DJ Sigler told the jury Charlie White knew what he was doing was wrong but he did it anyway in pursuit of political power. He told the jury the evidence “all fits together”
The indictment alleges White was registered at his ex-wife’s home when he voted in the May primary even though he lived at a new townhouse on the other side of Fishers. He admits the mistake but denies an effort to deceive calling the incident “an honest mistake.”
A Marion County judge has already declared that White is ineligible to hold the office and has ordered the runner-up in the race, Democrat Vop Osili, to be installed in his place. That ruling is under appeal, and the judge allowed White to keep his post during the appeals process.
Full Article: White’s fate could be decided Friday.