Dimora objects to releasing damaging wiretaps

Dimora objects to releasing wiretaps

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Jimmy Dimora hasn't seen the light of day since March 9, 2012 when he walked into federal court, was found guilty on bribery and corruption charges and immediately taken into custody.  The former Cuyahoga County commissioner is serving a 28-year prison sentence. the 59-year-old doesn't want anyone to see or hear damaging evidence played at his trial.

The evidence was ordered released after the case was finalized. The Supreme Court ended the case by refusing to hear his appeal. So, that evidence should be released.

In a hand written letter, Dimora objects to the release of the damaging wiretaps to the media by citing 'privacy and confidentiality.' He also stated in the letter the media would only use the phone calls to 'perform character assassination' and to 'humiliate/punish his family'.

A judge will decide if the evidence should be released.

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