Dimora Asking SCOTUS To Hear His Case

(Washington) - Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will take his case. Dimora's attorneys have asked the nation's highest court to hear his case, with a hope the justices will overturn his conviction on bribery charges.

The lawyers, in their brief, said that jurors were instructed in a way that led them to convict Dimora for things that they believe were legal, and that certain evidence that would have helped Dimora's case was withheld from his trial.

Dimora was convicted in federal court in 2012 on 32 charges of accepting bribes. He was sentenced to 28 years in federal prison.

There has been no indication on when the Supreme Court will decide whether to take up the case.

The convictions of Dimora, and a number of others in a wide-ranging case of corruption in Cuyahoga County government led to voters approving a complete change in the county's government. The three-person County Commission was replaced by an elected executive, and 11-person council.

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