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Prosecutor Needs Time to Review Bayh Allegations

10/12/2011

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says he'll need a few days to review Secretary of State Charlie White's call for an investigation of former Senator Evan Bayh.

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White is awaiting trial on charges of voting from a precinct where he no longer lived. He's challenged Curry to investigate Bayh and his wife Susan for voting absentee in Indianapolis in this year's primary, even though the Bayhs live and work in Washington. He also wants Curry to name a special prosecutor, rather than investigate a fellow Democrat.

Curry says White delivered his complaint late Tuesday, and says he hasn't had a chance to review it yet. He says his office will evaluate the merits of the allegations before assessing whether there needs to be a special prosecutor.

Curry's predecessor Carl Brizzi is White's attorney. He says White doesn't really think Bayh should face charges -- his point is that he shouldn't either. He says the complaint is a way to highlight what he calls a double standard.

Earlier this year, Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards rejected White's call for an investigation of Dan Sigler, one of the two special prosecutors who brought the indictment against White.

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