Cuyahoga County corruption figure Steven Pumper was sentenced Wednesday to 8 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $2 million in restitution for his role in the corruption scandal.
CLEVELAND - FBI wiretaps between former Cuyahoga County commissioner political heavyweights took center stage in several county corruption trials. Now, some of those wiretaps have been released.
Sex, lies and corruption made up the courtroom drama that has unfolded over the past four years. On one of the wiretaps released between Dimora and contractor Ferris Kleem and a trip to Las Vegas that Kleem bankrolled and Dimora used to steer county contracts to friends. It was a four day trip in 2008 that included food, gambling money and prostitutes.
**WARNING: Wiretaps are graphic and vulgar. You may listen to them in their raw form.**
"We appreciate your hospitality," Dimora said to Kleem. Many of the conversations were vulgar and inappropriate.
The Las Vegas trip was again the topic caught on a wiretap between politician J Kevin Kelley and Kleem. Kelley said on the wiretap that he owed Kleem money. Kleen replied,"I don't want to hear that anymore, just take care of me." "You know that, that goes without saying," Kelley told Kleem.
Dimora was sentenced to 28 years in prison, Russo to 22 years, and Kleem was sentenced on Friday to 3 years.
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