AKRON, Ohio - During Jimmy Dimora’s recent trip to the hospital while incarcerated, he refused to hand over his insurance information and the U.S. Marshals got the bill, according to a court motion.
Early in the month of May, the former Cuyahoga County commissioner fell at the Northeast Ohio Correction Center in Youngstown, court documents said. Dimora was treated for a concussion while at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown for three days.
“According to the Marshal Service, Dimora refused to provide his health insurance information. The Marshal Service was subsequently billed for the medical services provided,” said a motion filed on Thursday.
During the FBI’s raid of Dimora’s Independence house in 2008, agents seized information concerning Dimora’s health insurance. In the motion, the federal attorneys are seeking Dimora’s insurance provider, group number and member number be released to U.S. Marshals. Dimora’s attorneys said that would violate HIPPA and a protective order, the motion said.
Dimora was found guilty in March of 33 counts in the Cuyahoga County corruption investigation.
Court documents from last month arguing for Dimora’s release said that the medical treatment would be costly and those bills would fall on the Bureau of Prisons as long as Dimora is incarcerated.
Those same documents said Dimora went through several tests following his fall in prison, which revealed a mass behind his pharynx. An affidavit from Dimora’s doctor said the former commissioner has suffered from several preexisting conditions, like sleep apnea, back and knee pain, and swollen ankles.
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