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Dimora's political career started by accident
A career that led to corruption charges started on a dare ALSO: DIMORA PRESS CONFERENCE
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora attending one his first commissioner's meetings after the corruption probe became public in July 2008.
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For much of his political life, Jimmy Dimora has loomed large. The most prominent of the three Cuyahoga County commissioners…the former county Democratic Party chairman…and the go-to guy on county projects.

Now Dimora has three months left in office and he’s been indicted on 28 counts of bribery and other corruption…all of which he says he’s innocent.

It’s an end many say could not have been foreseen when Dimora started to show his knack for politics a quarter century ago. As Kevin Niedermier of member station WKSU reports…Dimora’s rise to power began by accident…and generated thousands of loyal supporters.  

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Jimmy Dimora's post-plea press conference

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Jimmy Dimora on phone taps

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Dimora: Not guilty

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Jimmy Dimora defends himself in the spring of 2009

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