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Friday, March 2, 2012

Dimora Jurors Deliberating, Apparently Enjoying It

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 2:41 PM

  • "Whaddayouguysalwayslaughingatmefor?”

Ummmm, any way you look at it, this probably isn't a good thing for Jimmy Dimora.

The former Cuyahoga County commissioner's trial is now in the final stage, following seven weeks of testimony and a last minute motion for a mistrial on the part of defense attorneys. That request was swatted by Judge Sara Lori, and jurors now are faced with the gravest task of all in participatory democracy: weighing guilt or innocence.

Well . . . it doesn't seem to be too grave . . . From this afternoon's trial update at the Plain Dealer, emphasis ours:

AKRON — The jury in the Jimmy Dimora federal racketeering trial deliberated for four hours this morning, and at times could be heard from the courtroom laughing from inside the deliberation room.

Everything comes full circle. Back in the day, Dimora loved to cut up a room of pols or supporters with his corny and off-color jokes. Looks like he's still got the comedic gift.

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