Judge Sentences Former Indiana Secretary of State

By Scott Sarvay

February 24, 2012 Updated Feb 24, 2012 at 7:59 AM EST

NOBLESVILLE (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Hamilton Superior Court Judge Steven Nation has sentenced former-Secretary of State Charlie White for "violating the trust of the people."

Charlie White was sentenced to 1-year of home detention for each of the six felony convictions, a $1,000 fine, and community service. The sentences will be served concurrently, meaning White will only serve 1-year of home detention.

The judge's decision came from mitigating circumstances: lack of criminal history and family hardships

White was convicted of voter fraud, theft and perjury; by law that means he can no longer serve as Indiana’s top elections official.

White is appealing his conviction.

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