In a statement released shortly after the arrest of Jimmy Dimora, Judges Bridget McCafferty and Steven Terry, and five others, Frank Figliuzzi said, "While there is no pleasure in arresting sitting judges, a corrupt commissioner and others, there is satisfaction in knowing the people of Cuyahoga County will now see what justice looks like."
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Jose Gonzalez, Special Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, added, "Regardless of one's status or profession, when a public official elects to betray the public's trust for personal gain, the very core of how and why our system of government operates is immediately and negatively impacted."
An official of the Department of Labor, James Vanderberg, also commented.
"These defendants are being indicted today on several charges, including allegedly embezzling both union and benefit plan assets and using their positions to perform official acts for personal gain," Vanderberg said.
"We are committed to working with our law enforcement partners to investigate labor racketeering involving unions, employee benefit plans, and labor management relations," he said.