Jimmy Dimora Trial Delayed Pending Appellate Decision (Updated)

by

comment

jimmy-dimora-batmobile.jpg

Update: Nevermind. The 6th Circuit court ruled quickly in denying Dimora's request for a delay in his trial until the appeal court rules on the whole double jeopardy thing. The circus officially gets underway in Akron Thursday morning with opening statements. And probably a donut. Or six. Cuz he's a big guy. Get it? (Cleveland.com)

***

Fans and concerned citizens pining for the Dimora trial to just get the hell underway already will have to wait a little bit longer. The unreleased wiretaps, the testimony from Russo and others, the angry looks from the former commissioner with just a hint of mayo on his freshly shaven mug — that all is on hold.

Judge Lioi decided Monday that the trial will be temporarily halted until January 27 as an appellate court decides whether the second batch of indictments constitutes double jeopardy. (In this scenario, we guess Dimora is Ashley Judd. Appropriate since they wear the same bra size.)

Federal prosecutors want a speedy decision from the court, claiming that over 100 witnesses have already booked their hotel and travel arrangements to participate in the trial of big Jimmy.

So buckle in for a brief delay. It shouldn't be too much longer, however, until we get to enjoy the circus of this fucking guy over here.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.