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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Listen to Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo Talk Like Assholes

Posted By on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 3:23 PM

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Fresh audio from the FBI's Cuyahoga County Corruption Time Life Recordings — a great gift for friends and family, by the way — used at the trial of former judge Steven Terry has been posted at NewsNet5, and for that we are thankful.

There's a whole pile of conversations — between Dimora and Russo, Russo and Terry, and more — that serve both to illustrate just what kind of bullshit-laden, expletive-filled, pompous grandstanding the Feds had to listen to as they investigated Dimora and company, and to give us, the taxpaying public, a peak into how our leaders operated.

One thing's for sure, especially in the Dimora/Russo conversations, is that Jimmy Dimora is Italian. Yep, it's a fact. And more than that, it's clear he either could have been a Democratic big-wig politician in Cleveland or just as easily hawked slices of pie in Brooklyn or been an extra in a Scorcese film.

This is basically what he sounds like the entire time, paraphrasing only slightly: "Nooooooooooooooo. This guy. This fucking guy. This fucking guy over here with the fucking thing. Nooooooooooooo. What are they trying to do? That won't work. This fucking guy over here thinks he can do that. Nooooooooooo. This fucking guy, I tell ya."

Anyway, dive into the recordings over at NewsNet5, where you can hear the Dynamic Duo disparage Strickland, assorted Northeast Ohio politicians, and talk about parties.

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