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Gov't opposes delay in Cuyahoga corruption trial

3:36 PM, Apr 26, 2011   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Federal prosecutors want a judge to reject a defense request for a three-month delay in a public corruption trial in Ohio.

Prosecutors in Cleveland filed a response Tuesday to the defense request to delay the trial of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and two co-defendants.

The government says the defense will have had a year to prepare for the Sept. 12 trial and saw 99 percent of the evidence months ago.

The attorney for former Cuyahoga County auditor's office employee Michael Gabor wants more time to review 1,600 hours of wiretaps and prepare for recently added charges.

The three defendants have pleaded not guilty to racketeering, bribery and other charges.

More than three dozen public officials and contractors have pleaded guilty in the three-year federal investigation into county corruption.

THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press

The Associated Press

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