Government Appeal Disputes Dimora Appeal

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — More legal wrangling for convicted Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora.

Dimora is serving 28 years for corruption charges including fraud and taking bribes. Government prosecutors filed an appeal, disputing the appeal Dimora filed right after his conviction in March.

The biggest sticking point is whether or not the judge should have allowed Dimora’s ethics reports to be shown to the jury.

Dimora’s defense asserted that he received “gifts” and not “bribes” and that would have been evident on his state ethics filings.

Government prosecutors say the district court was correct.

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