Jimmy Dimora on Trial

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Main Defendant: Jimmy Dimora

2:10 PM, Dec 20, 2011

FBI says former Cuyahoga County Commissioner James C. "Jimmy" Dimora is main target of county corruption probe

Witness: Frank Russo

3:36 PM, Dec 20, 2011

Prosecutors plan to have former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo testify against his best friend Jimmy Dimora

Three other possible witnesses against Dimora

4:17 PM, Dec 20, 2011

At least three other defendants could likely take the witness stand against Jimmy Dimora

Co-defendant Michael D. Gabor

4:38 PM, Dec 20, 2011

Michael D. Gabor is a co-defendant in the trial of former Cuyahoga County Commisioner Jimmy Dimora

On the Bench: U.S. District Judge Sara E. Lioi

2:12 PM, Dec 20, 2011

U.S. District Judge Sara E. Lioi will preside over the Cuyahoga County corruption trial of Jimmy Dimora and Michael Gabor

Jimmy Dimora Trial court sketches

10:28 AM, Jul 30, 2012

Our courtroom sketch artist Bob Novak captures some of the main players and key moments in the Jimmy Dimora trial. On Friday, March 9, Dimora was found guilty on 33 of 34 charges, Gabor was found guilty on seven of eight charges.

Dimora Trial Resources

Dimora indictment

4:12 PM, Dec 20, 2011

Read the indictment against Jimmy Dimora.

Jury pool information for Dimora trial

2:11 PM, Dec 20, 2011

With the trial being held in Akron, the candidates for the jury pool will be drawn from that area, not from the Cleveland area

Jimmy Dimora sentence: Case timeline

2:59 PM, Jul 31, 2012

Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora has been sentenced to 28 years in prison.  Here's a look at some of the key events.

Jimmy Dimora trial: Juror questionnaire

12:38 PM, Jan 18, 2012

Juror questionnaire used in the Jimmy Dimora trial released.

Cuyahoga County Corruption Probe

County corruption's Calabrese sentenced to 9 years

6:20 PM, Jun 20, 2013

Attorney Anthony O. Calabrese III, 40, of Bentleyville, was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Thursday

Dimora | Attorney says Dimora wasn't bribed

6:19 PM, Jun 20, 2013

Friday is former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora's 58th birthday, the second birthday he will spend behind bars.

County corruption | Vince Russo asks end of probation

3:45 PM, Jun 20, 2013

Faced with a job opportunity that would require travel, convicted county corruption defendant asks judge for end to probation

Former VA head indicted in county corruption probe

12:49 PM, Jun 19, 2013

Former head of Louis Stokes VA Medical Center indicted on 36 counts in Cuyahoga County corruption probe

County corruption's Forlani starts 8-year sentence

1:17 PM, May 28, 2013

Businessman Michael Forlani has reported to Montgomery Federal Prison Camp in Alabama to start his 8+ years

Attorney Calabrese pleads not guilty to corruption-related charges

1:56 PM, Apr 23, 2013

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor brings state bribery and theft charges against attorney who's admitted to federal charges

Perspective: The Sweeney Story -- Unfair or Unfinished?

7:24 PM, Apr 8, 2013

Questions remain about Cleveland City Council President Marty Sweeney's role in the county corruption probe.

Cuyahoga County: Grand jury indicts Bentleyville attorney

6:58 PM, Apr 5, 2013

Cuyahoga County Grand Jury issued its first indictment for corruption-related offenses following FBI corruption probe

Akron: Corruption defendant Forlani sentenced to 8 years

7:00 PM, Apr 1, 2013

Cuyahoga County corruption defendant Michael Forlani sentenced to 8 years and 1 month in prison

Jimmy Dimora appeals his conviction

11:43 AM, Mar 30, 2013

Cuyahoga County corruption defendant Jimmy Dimora appealed his conviction in a court filing Saturday morning.

Moreland Hills: No 'acting' police chief to take the reins

5:11 PM, Feb 27, 2013

Moreland Hills Police Department to rely on "chain of command," no "acting chief" while Chief Tom Flauto on unpaid leave

Moreland Hills: Mayor to appoint acting police chief

2:17 PM, Feb 26, 2013

Mayor Susan Renda will appoint acting police chief Wednesday after Police Chief Tom Flauto indicted by a grand jury

Akron: Sex addiction doesn't cut corruption sentence

10:46 AM, Feb 22, 2013

A former hospital executive sentenced to nine years in prison in a public corruption investigation in Cleveland has lost his bid for a shorter sentence.

Court denies appeal of former Judge Steven Terry

8:04 PM, Feb 14, 2013

Court of Appeals has denied appeal of the conviction/sentence of former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Steven Terry

Feds: Jimmy Dimora now in federal prison in West Virginia

12:30 AM, Feb 9, 2013

Federal officials indicate that convicted former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is now in a West Virginia prison

Dimora headed to federal prison in West Virginia

1:46 PM, Jan 23, 2013

Convicted corruption figure Jimmy Dimora is being moved from a federal facility in Youngstown to one in Glenville, West Virginia

Attorney Calabrese pleads guilty to corruption charges; faces prison

9:09 AM, Jan 16, 2013

Attorney Anthony O. Calabrese III pleaded guilty to 18 corruption-related charges in U.S. District Court Tuesday

Port's Peto gets 57-month prison term in corruption probe

7:41 PM, Jan 15, 2013

Labor leader Peto given 57 months in prison after pleading guilty in October to six charges of soliciting, receiving bribes

County corruption: Forlani sentencing continued until Feb. 8

3:19 PM, Jan 14, 2013

Judge Sara Lioi has continued the sentencing of Cuyahoga County corruption defendant Michael Forlani

County corruption: Kleem gets 3 years in prison for bribery

2:32 PM, Jan 11, 2013

Ferris Kleem sentenced to 3 years in prison, fined $250,000, ordered to pay $24,000 in restitution to Cuyahoga County

Former Russo aide Samir Mohammad sentenced to prison

9:33 PM, Jan 4, 2013

Samir Mohammad, former aide to former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo, has been sentenced to prison

Cleveland: Attorneys arraigned on bribery charges

10:24 AM, Jan 3, 2013

Two attorneys indicted on bribery charges faced a judge this morning.

Cuyahoga County: 3 attorneys indicted on bribery charges

12:42 PM, Dec 28, 2012

Attorneys Anthony Calabrese III, Marc Doumbas and Giles Timothy Marshall have been indicted.

Anthony Calabrese III to plead guilty in corruption probe

5:35 PM, Dec 26, 2012

Anthony Calabrese III charged with racketeering and bribery in Cuyahoga County corruption probe to plead guilty

Prosecutor: Attorney's Bentleyville home searched

3:02 PM, Dec 18, 2012

Attorney Anthony Calabrese III's home searched in Bentleyville.

Frank Russo reports to federal prison

7:34 PM, Nov 16, 2012

Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo has reported to federal prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania

Former auditor Frank Russo reports to prison by Friday

7:49 PM, Nov 12, 2012

By the end of the week, former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo will be serving time.

U.S. Marshals: Russo to report to prison by Nov. 16

12:08 AM, Nov 10, 2012

U.S. Marshals office has ordered former Cuyahoga County Auditor to report to federal prison by Friday Nov. 16

Gates Mills man pleads guilty in Cuyahoga County corruption probe

7:03 PM, Oct 31, 2012

A Gates Mills man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court and could face up to six years in federal prison

Akron: Frank Russo ordered to report to prison

2:31 PM, Oct 25, 2012

Former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo must soon begin serving his federal prison sentence

Judge sets date for Russo sentence modification

3:31 PM, Oct 18, 2012

U.S. District Judge has set a date for the U.S. Attorneys' hearing to modify former Auditor Frank Russo's prison sentence

County corruption defendants plead 'guilty' in court

1:52 PM, Oct 15, 2012

Former county employee, businessman pleaded guilty to racketeering Monday for bribing public officials

Feds ask for hearing to reduce Frank Russo's sentence

1:48 PM, Oct 15, 2012

Feds say Russo's testimony un county corruption cases is "substantially comeplete" now

County corruption defendants make plea deals with feds

3:07 PM, Oct 12, 2012

U.S. attorneys reach guilty plea agreements with Cuyahoga County corruption defendants Samir Mohammad, Sam Qasem

Judge again denies Dimora release pending his appeal ruling

1:08 PM, Oct 5, 2012

U.S. District Judge says no to former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora's request for release pending appeal

Dimora enroute to FMC Butner? Gabor moved to Elkton

3:27 PM, Sep 18, 2012

Convicted county corruption defendants Jimmy Dimora, Michael Gabor no longer together in Ohio federal prison

Amish trial impacts next county corruption trial

1:41 PM, Sep 5, 2012

Cuyahoga County corruption defendant granted change in trial date as his attorney is defending one of the Amish in Cleveland

Corruption defendant, Forlani, pleads guilty, faces 8 years

3:05 PM, Aug 30, 2012

A businessman accused of bribing former County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora faces eight years in prison after guilty plea.


Akron: Corruption defendant will change plea

11:56 AM, Aug 28, 2012

The former president of one of Ohio's largest electrical wiring companies is likely to plead guilty Thursday in the ongoing county corruption probe, according to court records released today.  

Convicted former judge fined $100 for traffic citation

9:17 AM, Aug 23, 2012

Convicted former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Bridget McCafferty has been fined $100 plus court costs in connection with a traffic citation issued earlier this month.

Cleveland: Convicted Judge Bridget McCafferty cited for bad driving

8:30 AM, Aug 22, 2012

Convicted former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Bridget McCafferty has a date in Cleveland Municipal Court tomorrow for a traffic citation issued in early August.

Former Lorain official gets 2 years in Cuyahoga corruption probe

12:53 PM, Aug 16, 2012

Former Lorain County official gets 2 years in prison, must pay $300,000 in restitution in Cuyahoga County corruption probe

County corruption defendant Prudoff to be sentenced Thursday

5:01 PM, Aug 15, 2012

Former Lorain Community Development Director Sanford A. Prudoff, 68, to be sentenced Thursday

Michael Gabor sentenced to 10 years in prison

3:54 PM, Aug 14, 2012

Michael Gabor sentenced to 10 years and 1 month in prison.

Corruption defendant Michael Gabor to be sentenced

7:58 AM, Aug 14, 2012

U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi will sentence Michael Gabor Tuesday  in Akron federal court

Jimmy Dimora appealing his 28-year sentence

10:17 AM, Aug 13, 2012

Jimmy Dimora files appeal of his 28-year sentence with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati

County corruption: Kleem sentencing continued without explanation

12:48 PM, Aug 6, 2012

Judge continues Ferris Kleem's scheduled sentencing without explanation, holds telephone conferences, asks for information

Lawsuit: Dimora still owes $80k to first attorneys

1:55 PM, Aug 3, 2012

Jimmy Dimora is trying to raise money to pay for new appeals attorney while his first attorneys sue him for unpaid legal bill

Attorney: Dimora family to hire private attorney for appeals

1:22 PM, Aug 2, 2012

Dimora's family now says they will hire a private attorney for his appeals; request for public defender withdrawn 

Dimora attorney: Dimora family asking for money

8:34 AM, Aug 2, 2012

Attorney Bill Whitaker says the Dimora family has been asking for money to pay for his appeal

Investigator: Life ahead for Dimora and Russo

4:37 PM, Aug 1, 2012

Now that Jimmy Dimora has been sentenced, Dimora's partner in crime, former county auditor Frank Russo, will not know his fate for at least a year.

1st man on the moon Neil Armstrong dies

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10:44 PM, Aug 25, 2012

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10:42 PM, May 14, 2012

Parma plays part in possible sainthood for Fulton J. Sheen

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11:31 AM, Feb 2, 2010

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Middleburg Heights: Customers thank employee 'Heroes' at Wendy's

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12:57 AM, Dec 31, 2009

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