Dimora trial: Jury leaves Tuesday with no verdicts reached

5:20 PM, Mar 6, 2012   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

AKRON -- The seven-man, five-woman jury in the Cuyahoga County corruption trial of Jimmy Dimora and Michael Gabor ended their fourth day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict.

They will return early Wednesday morning to resume deliberations.

The jury, which began deliberating Tuesday about 10 a.m. and ended the day just after 4:30 p.m., has now deliberated a total of 22 hours.

Jimmy Dimora, 56, of Independence, faces 34 charges, including racketeering, bribery and conspiracy.

Gabor, 52, of Parma, faces eight charges, including racketeering and bribery. Both pleaded not guilty.

Dimora is represented by the father-daughter team of Andrea and Bill Whitaker. Gabor is represented by attorney Leif Christman. U.S. District Court Judge Sara Lioi is presiding over the trial.

Dimora trial: Read the charges, alleged schemes

The trial began Jan. 4 with a three-day jury selection. Opening statements began Jan 12 and testimony continued for seven weeks.

The Cuyahoga County corruption probe went public on July 28, 2008 when 200 FBI and IRS agents raided county offices, homes of elected officials and businesses.

WKYC-TV

Most Watched Videos