Dimora Headed Back to Federal Prison

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(Jimmy Dimora mug shot taken 8/21/2013; Cuyahoga County Jail)

CLEVELAND– Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora appears headed back to federal prison after reportedly testifying about corruption before a county grand jury.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons lists Dimora’s location as “in transit.”

Dimora had been in the custody of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff after being subpoenaed to testify.

The 58-year-old is serving a 28-year sentence after being convicted last year on more than 30 corruption-related, federal charges.

But Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty is re-investigating parts of the massive federal probe that has already led to dozens of convictions.

McGinty is reportedly focusing on the county’s botched Ameritrust deal.

Six years ago, the FOX 8 I-Team broke the story of a federal probe of county government with an investigation into an asbestos contract at the Ameritrust tower.

The I-Team’s report questioned why the county skipped the low bidder, and instead, chose to pay a higher bidder $900,000 more to do the same work.

Experts said it is possible that Dimora was granted immunity from further prosecution to entice him to open up to the grand jury about what he knew regarding past corruption in county government.

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