INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianaâ€™s ex-Secretary of State Charlie White said in an exclusive interview Friday he was elated to learn his sentence of home detention.
â€śAfter last night we felt a stone has been lifted off our chest, most important is spending time with my wife, my son and step children,â€ť White told 24-Hour News 8â€™s Karen Hensel, â€śWe were elated.â€ť
Despite losing his job as a result of his conviction, potentially losing his law license and being bared from voting, White feels blessed.
â€śBecause I am with my wife and kids and so much has happened in the last year,â€ť he explained. â€śI never thought I would ever be in a situation like this but when you go through this it makes you appreciate what you do have and family is a million times more important than politics or any type of career. So thatâ€™s why I was in a way elated.â€ť
The judge in the case said during Whiteâ€™s sentencing Thursday that Whiteâ€™s actions violated the trust of the people.
White pointed out he had a long career of public service before the controversy surrounding his voter fraud and perjury conviction.
â€śI did a lot of work for the town of fishers over the years â€¦ I was on there almost ten years and you are talking about a few months toward the end of my campaign,â€ť he added.
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