Inspector General Clears Secretary of State White of Prosecutors’ Allegations of Wrongdoing

Also clears the way to allow release of previously protected report on Secretary White prepared by former Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita.

INDIANAPOLIS (May 5, 2011) - The Indiana Inspector General has issued a report clearing Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White of any wrongdoing regarding access to a report prepared by his predecessor – Todd Rokita. Prosecutors had alleged Secretary White had wrongfully accessed the report, yet the report indicates nothing improper.

Furthermore, the Inspector General clears the way to release the Rokita report per the request of Secretary White almost two months ago. Rokita had previously made the report inaccessible by public records request. In pushing transparency within the office, White’s administration had promised to release the report pending approval from the Indiana Attorney General, the Indiana Public Access Counselor and the Indiana Inspector General. With the Inspector General being the last to sign off as of this morning, the report is being prepared for public access.

Click here to download the Inspector General's report.

Click here to download the letter from Deputy Secretary of State Jerry Bonnet to release the Rokita Report sent on March 11, 2011.


Media Contact:
AJ Feeney-Ruiz
Deputy Chief of Staff
Communications Director
Office of Indiana Secretary of State Charles White
Office: 317-233-8655
Cell: 317-730-4778