Ex-Ohio Official Loses Bid To Delay Fraud Trial

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 9:08 PM EST) -- A trial of a former Cleveland official accused of trading government contracts for kickbacks will proceed after an Ohio federal judge refused to stop the case over claims it constituted double jeopardy, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office confirmed Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi denied former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora's motion to stay the trial until the Sixth Circuit has ruled on Dimora’s claim that the current criminal corruption case against him constituted double jeopardy.

Dimora was originally indicted in September 2010 for...
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