US Nixes 2nd Corruption Trial For Ohio Official

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government asked an Ohio federal court on Friday to dismiss a second set of charges against Cleveland area official Jimmy Dimora, who is currently awaiting sentencing after being convicted of a slate of kickback crimes.

U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade filed the motion to dismiss the four counts against the former Cuyahoga County commissioner from its case against lead defendant Michael Forlani, saying the interests of justice do not merit the costs of further prosecution.

“The government is mindful of the expenses that all...
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