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Jimmy Dimora trial: Verdict detailed count by count

7:19 PM, Mar 9, 2012   |    comments
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The jury of seven men and five women have returned their verdicts in the Cuyahoga County corruption trials of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and former Cuyahoga County Auditor's office employee Michael Gabor.

Dimora was found guilty on 33 of 34 federal counts against him. The first guilty verdict was announced around 12:15 p.m. Friday.

Dimora's $50,000 bond was revoked. He was detained and taken out of the courtroom in handcuffs. He was processed on the second floor of the federal courthouse.

 

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Gabor was found guilty on seven of eight charges against him.  He was also detained.

Sentencing was not scheduled.

After the verdicts were announced, the judge said there is an additional matter for the jury to decide. "You still have work to do," the judge told the jury.

The jurors were excused at 1:04 p.m. and will return on Tuesday, March 13 at 9 a.m. for what the judge calls their "second phase."

Photos: Jimmy Dimora trial court sketches

Dimora, 56, of Independence, faced charges in Counts 1 through 30 and 34 through 37.

Gabor, 52, of Parma, was charged in Counts 1, 17, 19, 21, 28, 31, 32 and 33. 

Here are the charges count by count:

GUILTY: Count 1: RICO (racketeering) that Gabor and Dimora ran a criminal enterprise and Dimora accepted bribes for county policy decisions. Gabor is accused of being a go-between, as well as paying $10,000 to try fix his divorce case before Domestic Relations Judge James Celebrezze.

GUILTY: Count 2: Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud of both soliciting and accepting bribes, including a Las Vegas gambling trip where he is said to have accepted money for gambling and a prostitute from Ferris Kleem.

GUILTY: Count 3: Hobbs Act conspiracy, where Dimora accepted bribes that included travel, meals and money, from Alternatives Agency.

GUILTY: Count 4: Conspiracy to commit bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, where Dimora accepted other bribes from Kleem for county contracts

GUILTY: Count 5: Bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, for other bribes by Kleem, like accepting meals, entertainment, a refrigerator and a discount on a Rolex watch, etc.

GUILTY: Count 6: Bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds -- other bribes from Kleem

GUILTY: Count 7: Hobbs Act -- additional bribes involving Kleem

GUILTY: Count 8: Hobbs Act -- bribes that involved the Cuyahoga County engineer's office

GUILTY: Count 9: Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, for Dimora using his position as county commissioner to ask for and accept sexual favors from Gina Meuti-Coppers who was looking for a job.

GUILTY: Count 10: Hobbs Act conspiracy -- Dimora is accused of accepting bribes from Salva Stone in exchange for using his county commissioner's seat to help a friend of John Valentin with an immigration issue

GUILTY: Count 11: Hobbs Act -- additional bribery involving Salva Stone

GUILTY: Count 12: Hobbs Act conspiracy -- relates to bribery in a plan to help a relative of Nicholas Zavarella get a job.

GUILTY: Count 13: Hobbs Act:  -- additional bribery involving Nicholas Zavarella

GUILTY: Count 14: Hobbs Act conspiracy, relating to bribery involving Reliance Mechanical and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center project

GUILTY: Count 15: Hobbs Act -- involves bribery involving William Neiheiser and Reliance Mechanical

GUILTY: Count 16: Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for bribery also related to William Neiheiser and Reliance Mechanical

GUILTY: Count 17: Conspiracy to commit bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds for bribery involving Gabor, Steve Pumper and the HUD-financed Parkview Apartments project

GUILTY: Count 18: Bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds -- for bribery involving former D-A-S President Steve Pumper and court proceedings

GUILTY: Count 19: Bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, for bribery involving GaborSteve Pumper and other county projects

GUILTY: Count 20: Hobbs Act for bribery involving Steve Pumper

GUILTY: Count 21: Hobbs Act conspiracy for bribery involving Gabor and Steve Pumper

GUILTY: Count 22: Hobbs Act conspiracy for bribery involving Anthony Melaragno and Vandra Brothers Construction

GUILTY: Count 23: Hobbs Act for bribery involving Melaragno and Vandra Brothers Construction

GUILTY: Count 24: Hobbs Act conspiracy for bribery involving Robert Rybak and attempts to conceal bribes

GUILTY: Count 25: Hobbs Act for bribery involving Robert Rybak

GUILTY: Count 26: Hobbs Act conspiracy for bribery involving Charles Randazzo

GUILTY: Count 27: Hobbs Act for bribery involving Charles Randazzo

GUILTY: Count 28 : Conspiracy to obstruct justice for conspiring with Gabor and others to obstruct the FBI's county corruption investigation

GUILTY: Count 29: Destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations for obstructing the FBI's county corruption investigation

NOT GUILTY: Count 30 : Mail fraud by defrauding his Dimora Boosters campaign fund out of money by having Executive Caterers' Harlan Diamond  bill the fund for a 50th birthday party for Dimora's wife Lori

GUILTY: Count 31: Conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for bribery involving Gabor and Joe Gallucci

GUILTY: Count 32: Mail fraud and honest services mail fraud also for bribery involving Gabor and Joe Gallucci

NOT GUILTY: Count 33: Conspiracy that also involved Gabor

GUILTY: Count 34False statements on tax returns for failing to report income on tax returns for 2005-2008

GUILTY: Count 35False statements on tax returns for failing to report income on tax returns for 2005-2008

GUILTY: Count 36False statements on tax returns for failing to report income on tax returns for 2005-2008

GUILTY: Count 37False statements on tax returns for failing to report income on tax returns for 2005-2008

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