Dimora Offers Up New Defense Attys In Kickbacks Case

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 5:46 PM EST) -- A former Ohio county commissioner charged with trading government contracts for kickbacks has put forward a new defense team, rejecting counsel a federal judge assigned him after his initial attorney stopped representing him over money issues.

On Jan. 20, Judge Kathleen O'Malley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio assigned defense attorneys for Jimmy Dimora after his previous lawyer withdrew from the high-profile case. The attorney had said Dimora couldn't pay him because of a government asset freeze and liens on his...
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