INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A special prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted the state's top election official on seven felony counts, including voter fraud and perjury.
John Dowd said Thursday that Republican Secretary of State Charlie White faces three counts of voter fraud and two counts of perjury for using his ex-wife's home in Fishers instead of his condo as his address when voting in the May primary. He also faces theft and financial fraud charges.
White has said the address situation was an honest mistake caused by his busy schedule and new marriage.
White's office did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
The Republican defeated Democrat Vop Osili in November. He would be forced to resign if convicted.