CLEVELAND– The U.S. Department of Justice released more than 1,200 exhibits from Jimmy Dimora’s trial on Thursday.
The evidence includes photos of Dimora at a Las Vegas pool, receipts used on the trips and pictures of the hotels where he stayed. On wire-tapped phone calls, Dimora can be heard discussing bidders on a Port Authority project.
Dimora and his attorneys fought the release of these exhibits, saying it would violate his privacy and negatively affect his petition for a commuted sentence.
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The former Cuyahoga County commissioner was convicted on more than 30 corruption-related charges, including racketeering, in 2012. He’s currently serving 28 years in prison.
The FBI’s investigation into corruption in the county began in 2007, resulting in the arrests of several local leaders and judges. More than 3,000 exhibits were released in 2012.