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Closing Arguments Begin In Charlie White Trial

From the Associated Press: 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 this morning that Secretary of State Charlie White knowingly committed voter fraud for political power. White's attorney, Carl Brizzi, said in his closing arguments that prosecutors' case ``is based entirely on assumption, innuendo and leaps.'' The jury is expected to begin deliberating after today's 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. 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 fiance

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