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Lawyered Up: Jimmy Dimora ordered to pay for lawyer, taxpayers off the hook

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UPDATE: CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Former County Commissioner and Federal target Jimmy Dimora is getting a lawyer assigned to him, but not at taxpayer expense.

At a hearing Wednesday afternoon, Dimora told Judge Kathleen O'Malley that he had been to eight different banks trying to get a mortgage on his home. He claims none would agree because of a government lean on the property. Dimora complained that his is the only property that was attached by the government.

Judge O'Malley says she will assign an attorney from a list of lawyers willing to work for a set fee of $2,500 a month. She ordered Dimora to put $20,000 down as a deposit in the next week and pay the $2,500 a month thereafter. He has liquidated no property or bank account to date. Dimora's current attorney Richard Lillie is on the list of attorney's that could be assigned but O'Malley refused to say who she will pick from the list.

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