AKRON, OH (WOIO) –
Sentencing for Jimmy Dimora is now underway inside an Akron Federal Courtroom.
Dimora is wearing an orange jumpsuit in Judge Sara Lioi’s courtroom. He was brought into the courthouse in a wheelchair, but entered the courtroom using a walker.
Dimora agreed to final forfeiture order, and it has been signed by Judge Lioi.
Dimora was convicted of all but one of the nearly three dozen charges against him. Judge Lioi later overturned one of the convictions.
Dimora still faces a long prison term. A federal sentencing guideline recommended punishment of up to life in prison. Dimora’s lawyers are expected to spend much of their time arguing that the recommendation is far too severe.
Attorneys for the government want Dimora to serve at least 22 years as a minimum prison term.
Lawyers continue to argue the amount of the bribes accepted by Dimora, going through each scheme one by one. The dollar amount will help determine Dimora’s restitution amount.
So far, they’ve discussed the infamous Beanie Wells jersey, plumbing work at Dimora’s home, the Windsor gambling trip and prostitutes, the Stonebridge condo in Cleveland and the prostitutes paid to ‘service Mr. Dimora’ there, the Gina Coppers affair and campaign contributions to the Democratic Party.
Dimora has not adjusted well in prison, according to 19 Action News sources. He also had a fall in prison and was hospitalized for a head injury for several days.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News