Corruption defendant Michael Gabor to be sentenced

7:58 AM, Aug 14, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi will sentence Michael Gabor Tuesday in Akron federal court.

He is facing up to 20 years in prison.

After a 37-day trial, Gabor, 52, of Parma, was found guilty March 9 on 7 of 8 federal counts, including conspiracy, bribery and racketeering. Like co-defendant Jimmy Dimora, he was immediately taken into federal custody and has remained at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown since March 9.

Gabor was found guilty on multiple charges, including RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to commit bribery, aiding and abetting bribery, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

After the guilty verdicts, asking that Gabor be allowed to remain out on bond, Gabor's attorney Leif Christman emphasized Gabor's "close familial and community ties, and noting particularly that 'Mr. Gabor has lived in the same house with his mother and his wife and his son for 52 years, your honor. They're in Parma. He isn't going anywhere.'"

Despite that, the court remanded Gabor into federal custody.


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