Judge Allowing Charlie White to Stay in Office During Appeal Process

By Scott Sarvay
By Maureen Mespell

January 4, 2012 Updated Jan 4, 2012 at 7:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Marion Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg ruled last month that White was ineligible to run for office in 2010 because he was registered to vote in a precinct where he didn’t live. However he’ll let him stay in office until a higher court hears White’s appeal.

Judge Rosenberg’s ruling is a victory for White as well as Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller who is also appealing the judge's December 22nd order because it reverses a unanimous decision by the Indiana Recount Commission in June that White was eligible to run for office last year despite questions over his residency.

Rosenberg decided on December 22nd that White should lose his job and that his Democratic opponent, Vop Osili, should take over.

White will be tried on seven felony charges, including voter fraud, on Jan. 30. If he’s convicted of any of those charges, White would lose his job and Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican, would appoint his successor.




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