Jimmy Dimora has agreed to settle the lawsuit he's filed against his Ohio jailers for injuries he suffered while in their custody. According to court records, Cuyahoga County's former commissioner and now federal inmate cannot move forward with the settlement of his more than $50-thousand lawsuit because his original attorneys have filed a creditor's bill for unpaid legal fees and that's stalling everything.
Dimora filed suit back in 2014 against the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Corrections Corporation of America, claiming he slipped and fell in a pool of water because his jailers failed to repair a leak in the roof. Dimora says his injuries are permanent. The parties agreed to settle the case last week, but Cleveland attorneys, Richard Lillie and Gretchen Holderman, who represented Dimora after he was first arrested, are still owed about $80,000 and they want their money.
The court says the case won't be permanently closed until something is worked out. Dimora is now serving a 28-year sentence in a West Virginia prison on corruption-related charges.