AKRON, Ohio - The corruption trial for former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora has been pushed back about four months, U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi ruled Monday in Akron federal court.
Attorneys for Dimora and his co-defendant Michael Gabor said they need more time to review evidence in the case. The trial was scheduled to start Sept. 12, but it has now been pushed back to Jan. 4.
Here are some of the reasons for the delay, as listed in the court filing:
- 44,000 calls recorded pursuant to 10 different wiretaps (1,589 hours in length) -- 8,168 of these were designated by the FBI as "pertinent"
- 352 gigabytes of electronic material, amounting to more than 1,240,000 computer files
- Superceding indictment
Dimora and his co-defendants have pleaded not guilty on charges of racketeering, bribery and corruption.
Gabor’s attorney wants more time to review 1,600 hours of wiretaps and prepare for recently added charges.
More than three dozen public officials and contractors have pleaded guilty in the investigation.
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