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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Trial judge denies Charlie White's petition for post conviction relief [Updated]

The most recent post the ILB has on the Charlie While post-conviction-relief hearing is from Oct. 15, when the hearing before Hamilton Superior Court Judge Daniel Pfleging concluded.

Today there is word of a 26-page ruling, filed Dec. 23rd, from Judge Pfleging, denying all of Mr. White's claims, and ordering White to begin execution of his sentence or on before January 10, 2014.

The ILB will be posting a copy of the opinion shortly.

[Update at 1:14] Here is the opinion.

Here is an early IndyStar story by Jill Disis, headed "Judge denies Charlie White’s request for new trial." It begins:

Former Secretary of State Charlie White’s request for a new voter fraud trial has been denied by a Hamilton Superior Court judge, court documents say.

The embattled former state official was convicted in 2012 on felony convictions of theft and voter fraud and given a one-year, home-detention sentence. He will now have to serve that sentence.

This fall, White tried challenging that sentence through post-conviction relief, a legal process different from a direct appeal in which a person can challenge a criminal conviction. White and his new attorney, Andrea Ciobanu, argued that White’s former defense attorney, Carl Brizzi, was incompetent during White’s original trial.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 26, 2013 12:26 PM
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