Dimora Sentencing Pushed Back 5 Days

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AKRON, Ohio — The federal judge overseeing the criminal case of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora has pushed back his sentencing date five days.

According to an entry posted Friday by Judge Sara Lioi on Dimora’s court docket, his sentencing hearing will now take place on July 30, 2012, at 9:30  a.m.

Previous posts on the docket indicate Dimora was originally  to be sentenced on July 25, 2012.

Lioi wrote, “Upon review, in order to provide the parties adequate time to properly address sentencing issues, the Court finds all of the motions well taken. Accordingly, each party’s sentencing memorandum shall be due on or before July 23, 2012.”

Lioi has ruled on numerous motions filed by Dimora’s attorneys since he was convicted on March 9, 2012 on 37 of 38 charges related to conspiracy, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, extortion, bribery, falsification of records and tax returns.

Two of the motions filed were in an effort to get Dimora released from prison prior to his sentencing date.

Lioi ruled in favor of the prosecution each time and Dimora has remained held in federal custody.

Dimora is facing the possibility of 60 years in federal prison at sentencing.

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