CLEVELAND -- The public may be about to get its first look at some of the evidence that led to the conviction of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora.
Channel 3 News requested the release of key evidence that the public has never seen because cameras are not allowed in federal court.
For almost two months, Jimmy Dimora shuffled in and out of federal court without much to say, as evidence piled up against him.
Sketches were the only pictures allowed to come out of the courtroom. Until Monday that is.
U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi ordered the release of 157 pieces of evidence used to convict Dimora. That evidence includes photos of Dimora's elaborate backyard amenities, built through contractor bribes.
Images of evidence confiscated during FBI raids in 2008 are expected to be released.
The most talked about items to be released will no doubt be images related to Dimora's Las Vegas trips. From casinos to hotel suites, images are expected to depict Dimora and his associates at the Mirage Hotel's exclusive bare pool, where women go topless.
Dimora's attorneys have fought the release of this evidence, citing that the "salacious nature of these photographs will be exploited by the media."
The court disagrees, saying that the images are not salacious.
Meanwhile, the FBI wiretap recordings will not be released because that evidence is expected to be used again in a second Dimora trial this October.
Dimora will stand trial on separate corruption charges, along with businessman Michael Forlani.
Stay with Channel 3 News and WKYC.com for the latest on the evidence as its released.