Convicted official in Ohio gives up part of home


AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A former county commissioner convicted in Ohio of racketeering has reached a deal with federal prosecutors in which he'll give up half his share of his $438,000 home, his $122,000 commissioner pension and a $3,600 Ohio State football jersey.

The Plain Dealer reports ( ) the restitution agreement allows former Cuyahoga (keye-uh-HOH'-guh) County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora to keep his Bedford Heights mayor pension and a retirement account and allows his wife to keep a $12,000 savings account.

The former county Democratic chairman in Cleveland was convicted of 33 counts for arranging contracts and jobs in return for bribes.

He'd be forced to sell his home in Independence if he exhausts all appeals. His wife would keep half the sale price.

His sentencing is scheduled for July 25 in Akron.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,