Feds Blast Ex-Ohio Official's Bid To Trim Fraud Charges

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 8:03 PM EST) -- Prosecutors asked an Ohio federal court Friday to reject a bid to toss several fraud charges against a former Cleveland official who stands accused of trading government contracts for kickbacks, saying the argument for dismissal was “not well taken.”

The government refuted former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora's argument that the honest services fraud claims against him are unconstitutionally vague and fail to state an offense.

Prosecutors contended that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Skilling that the honest services statute was not unconstitutionally vague when...
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