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Dimora asks Supreme Court for new trial

Published: July 21, 2014 4:00 AM

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- An attorney for a former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, who was convicted in a public corruption case says they're asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his request for a new trial.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati previously upheld former Dimora's 2012 conviction and 28-year sentence. His appeals attorney, Christian Grostic, argues that the trial judge wrongly denied their attempt to present Dimora's ethics disclosure forms as evidence that could show that alleged bribes were gifts he had disclosed.

The newspaper says a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office declined to comment on Dimora's latest request.

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