Brizzi not surprised by White's malpractice suit
A former Marion County prosecutor being sued for legal malpractice by former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White says he was expecting the lawsuit.
Carl Brizzi said Tuesday that White asked him to sign an affidavit saying the terminal cancer of Brizzi's mother was a distraction during White's vote fraud trial last year. She died in May 2012.
Brizzi says he doesn't believe his mother's illness interfered with White's trial so he didn't sign the affidavit.
White claims Brizzi wasn't adequately prepared and was ignorant of several areas of law leading up the White's February 2012 trial. A Hamilton County jury convicted White after Brizzi didn't call any witnesses.
White was sentenced to one year of home detention and was automatically removed from office.
His lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
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