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Dimora's attorney, community activists say 28 year sentence from Judge Lioi is unfair, Lioi said Dimora and Russo had a corrupt symbiotic relationship

U.S. Federal District Court Judge Sara Lioi Jimmy Dimora By Kathy Wray Coleman, Associate Publisher, Editor, Cleveland Urban News.Com and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com www.clevelandur 0 AKRON, Ohio-An attorney for former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and at least one community activist out of the Cleveland, Oh. area say that the 28-year federal prison sentence handed to the former chairperson of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party on Tuesday for convictions by an Akron federal jury in March of racketeering and 32 other corruption-related charges is absurd at best. "Notwithstanding the crimes that Jimmy Dimora was convicted of, I think the punishment was too severe," said Larry Bresler, a Cleveland community activist and inactive attorney who teaches classes on community organizing at Case Western Reserve University and leads the Northeast Ohio Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and Organize Ohio. "People that commit mu