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White faces sentencing after 6 felony convictions

Ind. elections chief White faces sentencing after being convicted of voter fraud, other crimes By The Associated Press

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) ' Indiana's top elections official gets a final shot at regaining his office when his attorney asks a judge to reduce each of his six felony convictions to misdemeanors.

Secretary of State Charlie White is scheduled to be sentenced on voter fraud, perjury, theft and other charges Thursday afternoon in Hamilton Superior Court in Noblesville.

Defense attorney Carl Brizzi says he plans he ask Judge Steven Nation to reduce each felony to a misdemeanor so White could hold onto his job. Under Indiana law a felony conviction bars a person from holding public office.

The Feb. 4 convictions stem from White using his ex-wife's suburban Fishers address on voter registration forms.

Each charge is a class D felony carrying a penalty of six months to three years in prison.

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