Ohio Democrat Convicted Of Racketeering, Corruption

Jimmy Dimora SC Ohio Democrat Convicted of Racketeering, Corruption

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The Ohio Democrat who accused the Bush administration of a political “witch hunt” in 2008 was convicted of a slew of racketeering charges stemming from the investigation.

Not only is former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora facing prison time, he will also lose his retirement savings and his interest in his family’s house. From theCleveland Plain Dealer:

Dimora also forfeited his interest in a retirement account valued at more than $122,000. He has until Tuesday to liquidate the account. Dimora also has to disclose to the government all accounts he has in which he has more than $10,000. …

[U.S. Distrcit Judge Sara] Lioi scheduled sentencing for July 25, almost four years to the day from when the corruption investigation went public. Dimora is looking at at least 16-20 years in prison, according to federal sentencing guidelines.

Read more at The Washington Free Beacon.

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