Washington, DC - The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a "conference" date to consider whether it will hear an appeal by former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora to overturn his his criminal conviction.
Dimora filed a petition with the court on July 14, 2014 requesting the court review his case and overturn his criminal conviction.
The case has now been assigned a September 29, 2014 "conference" date which is the date the Clerk "anticipates that the Court will consider the case," according to information posted on the Supreme Court's website.
If the case is considered at "conference", a decision on whether the court will proceed with the case will be announced on October 6, 2014.
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According to Supreme Court rules, Dimora's request for a new trial could be dismissed without comment as a result of the September 29 conference or be granted and scheduled for briefing and oral arguments.
Dimora has argued in a brief filed with the court that evidence that could have helped his case was not permitted to be introduced during his trial.
Dimora is currently serving 28 years in a federal prison in California on corruption charges.