"The nightmare is coming to an end. It's been a terrible thing hanging over us."
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Hagan said that, after the FBI/IRS raid two years ago, he and Dimora "had a stiff relationship," seeing each other only during meetings.
"It would have been better for the county government if he had resigned two years ago."
Hagan held a mid-morning news conference on the arrests and what it means for the county.
Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones is out of town and so far not available for comment.