6th Circ. Bats Down Ohio Official's Double Jeopardy Claim

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 3:26 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday refused to halt the criminal corruption trial of a former Cleveland official accused of trading government contracts for kickbacks, denying the defendant's claims that the trial constituted double jeopardy.

After the decision came down, the district court judge overseeing the trial said Dimora's trial would begin Thursday morning.

Jimmy Dimora, a former Cuyahoga County commissioner, asked the appeals court for a writ of prohibition Monday, after an Ohio federal court refused to dismiss the case on double jeopardy grounds. Dimora claimed...
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