AKRON -- A federal judge in Akron has denied Michael Gabor's request for a new trial.
A jury convicted Gabor back in March along with former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora.
Federal Judge Sara Lioi wrote in making her deicision:
"Viewing the evidence in a light most favorable to the government, a rational juror could have found beyond a reasonable doubt the essential elements of each crime for which Gabor was convicted. As such, he is not entitled to a judgment of acquittal. In addition, because the guilty verdicts are not against the manifest weight of the evidence, taking into consideration the nature and the strength of all of the evidence and the credibility of the witnesses, and justice does not otherwise require a new trial, he is not entitled to a new trial. His motions for a judgment of acquittal and for a new trial, therefore, are DENIED."
Both Gabor and Dimora are scheduled for sentencing later this month.