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Guilty: Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora jailed for corruption

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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Jurors found former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora guilty on 33 of 34 corruption related counts Friday afternoon in Akron Federal Court.

Dimora and co-defendant Michael Gabor were taken to jail in handcuffs until sentencing because the two were considered "flight risks."

Dimora was found guilty on 33 counts, including racketeering, mail fraud, conspiracy, conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, conspiracy to obstruct justice, destruction, alteration or falsification or records in federal investigations, false statements and bribery. He was found not guilty on Count #30 - a charge of mail fraud regarding a party for Dimora's wife.

Gabor was found guilty racketeering, conspiracy to commit bribery, bribery, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice. He was found not guilty on Count #33 - bribery related to Michael Gabor giving $6K to Frank Russo for providing full-time job to a woman named Lillian Trovato.

The verdicts came down on the seventh day of deliberations, during the 8th week of trial. There were a total of 72 witnesses who took the stand, 65 for the prosecution and 7 for the defense. 

Dimora faces anywhere from 16 to 20 years behind bars. Government moved to revoke bond for Dimora and Gabor, called Dimora a "flight risk." Dimora has been ordered detained. Both he and Gabor were led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. No word on a sentencing date at this time.

Attorneys will be back in court Monday to discuss jury instruction for the second phase of the Dimora trial regarding forfeiture. Jurors will not be back in the courtroom until Tuesday. Click here to view the proposed forfeiture document.

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