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Ind. election chief's voter fraud trial nears end

Closing arguments under way in Indiana state election chief's voter fraud trial By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ' Closing arguments are under way at the voter fraud trial of Indiana's elections chief in a case that could oust him from office.

Special prosecutor Dan Sigler Jr. argued Friday morning that Secretary of State Charlie White knowingly committed voter fraud for political power.

A Hamilton County jury is expected to begin deliberating after White's defense attorney presents his closing arguments.

White is charged with seven felony counts, including fraud, perjury and theft. He faces removal from office if convicted of a single count and could be imprisoned.

White's attorney, Carl Brizzi, rested Thursday without presenting a defense.

Prosecutors claim White used his ex-wife's address on his voter registration form in the May 2010 Republican primary when he actually had a condo elsewhere with his fianc e.

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