Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ind. Courts - More on "Brizzi's competence on trial as former secretary of state Charlie White seeks relief from conviction"
Updating this ILB entry from August 16th on the Charlie White PCR hearing, which ended with the statement, "The hearing was continued to Oct. 15th", here is a preliminary story from Jill Disis and Dan McFeely of the Indianapolis Star, that begins:
Defense attorney Carl Brizzi testified this morning that allowing former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White to take the stand in his 2012 theft and voter fraud trial “would have been a disaster.”
Brizzi had represented White in that case. White is now trying to erase his felony convictions for theft and voter fraud as he faces a one-year, home-detention sentence.
White’s new attorney is trying to show that Brizzi provided incompetent counsel.
Brizzi, a former Marion County prosecutor, today explained why he didn’t want Brizzi to testify.
"It was all I could do to just keep him, to just maintain composure," Brizzi said.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 15, 2013 11:44 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts