Monday, February 20, 2012

CHARLIE WHITE SENTENCING

For those who may be interested in attending, the sentencing in the criminal case of former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White will be this Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in Superior Court 1 in Noblesville. 

For those not familiar with courthouses, be prepared to go through security, this means no guns, knives or other weapons, and be prepared to remove your belt and other metal items.  Also, no photos allowed in the courtroom, and turn off the ringer on your cell phone, as  phone ringing will annoy the judge. 

It is not known at this time if the recent illness of White's attorney, former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, will delay the hearing.  No motion to continue the hearing has been filed by Brizzi, or at least none is on the docket right now. 

A lot of speculation has gone into whether or not White will get jail time, and whether or not some or all of the 6 felonies the jury found White guilty of will be reduced to misdemeanors.  That speculation will end Thursday afternoon when Judge Nation (who is also a former Hamilton County Prosecutor) announces White's sentence. 

Brizzi has announced that he will appeal the jury verdict regardless of the sentence.