Ex-elections chief's request for new trial denied

Ex-elections chief's request for new trial denied

Ex-elections chief's request for new trial denied

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 27 at 5:46 PM

   NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- A central Indiana judge has denied former Secretary of State Charlie White's request for a new voter fraud trial.
 
   Hamilton County Superior Judge Daniel Pfleging (FLAYG-ing), in a ruling dated Monday, rejected White's argument that his trial attorney, Carl Brizzi, had provided ineffective counsel. Pfleging wrote there was no evidence to show Brizzi should not enjoy a "strong presumption of competence" and that his trial strategy was "objectively reasonable."
 
   A message seeking comment was left Thursday at the office of White's appeal attorney Bryan Ciyou (KEYE-yew). 
 
   White was removed from office in February 2012. The charges stemmed from his use of his ex-wife's home in Fishers as his voting address. 
 
   Pfleging ordered White to begin serving his one-year home detention by Jan. 10.
 

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