CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to review the corruption case involving former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora.
After the ruling, Assistant US Attorneys Ann Rowland and Antoinette Bacon released the following statement:
"We are gratified that the Supreme Court declined to hear Mr. Dimora's appeal, hopefully ending this chapter of Cuyahoga County's history once and for all. It is further vindication for the women and men of the FBI, IRS and U.S. Attorney's Office who worked tirelessly to hold accountable those elected officials who put self-service before public service. More than 60 people – including county leaders, judges, council members and school board members – were convicted in this investigation, and more than $8 million has been recouped. While we look forward to better days for Cuyahoga County, let this case serve as a reminder that we all have an obligation to remain vigilant and demand honesty and integrity from our elected leaders."
Dimora was ordered to serve 28 years behind bars on July 31, 2012. He was also ordered to pay $98,00 in restitution.
He was found guilty on dozens of charges involving bribes being paid for contracts.
Dimora tearfully addressed the court the day he was sentenced saying he, "had no idea any of that was going on. Had I known that, I would have made the necessary reporting as to that kind of activity. I was not a part of ripping off the taxpayers of Cuyahoga County with that type of activity."
Dimora's wife now has six months from Monday's Supreme Court refusal to sell their home in Independence.
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