Photos: Dimora home seized by U.S. Marshal’s Office

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The Independence home of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora has officially been seized by the U.S. Marshal's Office.

Federal agents took control of the house Monday morning.

**Watch the video player at the bottom of this page for a 2012 story on the home**

Wife Lori Dimora was given a six-week notice about the move.

"It's as I expected," said Denise Bortnick, administrative officer with the U.S. Marchal's Office. "Very neat, tidy, clean. We didn't have any issues with anything missing, that wasn't supposed to be. Mrs. Dimora was very cooperative."

The next step is to list the house for sale.

Dimora is serving a 28-year prison sentence after his conviction on corruption charges.

Government prosecutors previously said the home was a significant part of Dimora's criminal enterprise, comparing the home to a drug stash house.

They argued that every part of the home was used in the enterprise -- that the telephones were used, the proceeds from bribes were stored there, and meetings were held there.

“Just like IBM has a headquarters, the enterprise had a headquarters,” assistant U.S. Attorney Antoinette Bacon said back in 2012.

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