Dimora trial: Day Five of jury deliberations

11:48 AM, Mar 7, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- Day Five of deliberations in the trial of Jimmy Dimora and Michael Gabor got underway about 9 a.m. Wednesday. Jurors have already deliberated for just over 22 hours since Thursday afternoon.

The seven-man, 5-woman jury is deciding 34 charges against Dimora and 8 charges against Gabor.

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Jimmy Dimora, 56, of Independence, faces racketeering, bribery and conspiracy. Gabor, 52, of Parma, faces charges of 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.

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