CLEVELAND - FBI wiretaps reveal candid, explicit conversations between former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and former Auditor Frank Russo.
The secretly recorded phone conversations were played in court last week during the federal corruption trial of Cuyahoga County Judge Steven Terry.
But the tapes included additional revelations about how Russo and Dimora felt about everything -- from fellow office workers to political candidates.
In one conversation, the two former top politicians are discussing who they would like to back for a judge position.
Dimora told Russo that Domestic Relations Court Magistrate Joan Pellegrin expressed interest in the position vacated when Russo's brother Anthony successfully ran for probate judge.
Russo and Dimora decided that Pellegrin can't do enought for them and doesn't deserve their support.
"She doesn't do nothing," said Dimora.
Russo agreed, saying, "No, she didn't do nothing in our campaign."
The entire conversation is laced with expletives.
Click on the audio players below to hear the conversations
WARNING: Conversations contain profanity and may be offensive to some people.
Call #01 - Russo/Dimora
Call #02 - Russo/Ramsey
Call #03 - Russo/Terry
Call #04 - Russo/Terry
Call #05 - Russo/Terry
Call #06 - Russo/Ramsey
Call #07 - Russo/Terry
Call #08 - Russo/Ramsey
Call #09 - Russo/O'Malley
Call #10 - Russo/Terry
Call #11 - Terry/Calabrese
Call #12 - Russo/Terry
Call #13 - Russo/O'Malley
Call #14 - Terry/Kelley
Call #15 - Terry/Kelley
Call #16 - Russo/Dimora
Call #17 - Russo/Dimora
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