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Attorneys for Jimmy Dimora, a former county commissioner and former chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party argue before appeals court, say 28-year sentence was too harsh, Judge Lioi is biased, community activists agree, say the judge mistreated former judge Steven Terry, who is Black and whom she also sentenced

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Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora,  also the former chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party By  Kathy Wray Coleman,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. (Kathy Wray Coleman is a 20-year investigative and political journalist and legal reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper, Ohio's Black press) www.clevelandurbannews.com ) /   ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) CINCINNATI, Ohio-Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, also a former chair of the powerful Cuyahoga County Democratic Party,  is asking a federal appeals court to reverse his convictions on 32 corruption-related charges, including racketeering, and his attorneys want a new trial. Oral arguments were held yesterday morning before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, which will issue its ruling in upcoming

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

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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 bannews.com 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

Dimora gives up home after conviction on 33 corruption charges, says Patriot Act hurt him, can feds craft testimonies for witnesses that cut deals?

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Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, the prior chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party whom a federal jury convicted of 33 of 34 counts of crimes in office last week, including racketeering . By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) (kathy@kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com) AKRON-Ohio-Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora reached a court settlement yesterday on what he owes the federal government after his conviction last week on 33 of 34 counts of crimes in office including theft, racketeering and taking bribes on county contracts for things such as home improvements, Las Vegas junkets and expensive prostitutes. The former chair of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party who joins a host of other former elected officials and county party affiliates in losing to the federal government, including two former