Feds: Jimmy Dimora now in federal prison in West Virginia

12:30 AM, Feb 9, 2013   |    comments
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GLENVILLE, W. Va. -- The federal Bureau of Prisons indicates that convicted former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is now being housed at the Federal Correctional Institution Gilmer here.

Gilmer is a medium security facility housing male offenders. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses minimum security male inmates. It's located in central West Virginia, 85 miles northeast of Charleston and 150 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and about 200 miles from Cleveland.

Dimora, 57, was transferred from the privately run Northeast Ohio Correctional facility in Youngstown this week. Dimora had been listed as "in transit" for the past week or so, as federal officials cite security reasons for not releasing exact information about the status during transfer of prisoners.

Dimora was found guilty on 32 of 33 charges against him, including racketeering, bribery and conspiracy.

He is one of more than 40 people who have pleaded or been found guilty in the probe of Cuyahoga County corruption since the probe went public Jan. 28, 2008, when nearly 200 FBI and IRS agents simultaneously raided county offices and Northeast Ohio businesses.

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Dimora had been in Youngstown since a jury found him guilty on March 9, when U.S. District Court Judge Sara Lioi ordered him to be immediately taken into custody.

Lioi sentenced him to 28 years in prison and two years of probation on July 31. He has appealed his conviction and his sentence and is now represented by attorney Christian Grostic.

His appeal was filed with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in mid-August.


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