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Between the Lines: Russo freedom, Romney religion, lawyer skits

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Despite admitting his guilt and stealing $2 million, former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo remains a free man.

Russo is serving as the government's star witness in corruption trials and is due to testify at another one in September.

His testimony helped convict his old buddy, former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora. Dimora's now in a federal prison awaiting sentencing.

Some are asking why is Russo getting such a sweet deal with no date yet to report to prison?

Some think this is an affront to justice.

Will Mitt Romney's Mormon religion become a bigger factor in the November election?

John Green, a respected University of Akron professor, thinks it will have a higher profile role.

It's an annual rite for Cleveland lawyers -- the Nisi Prius dinner.

It's not named for a new hybrid car. It's a Latin phrase for "the first court " that heard a legal matter.

Lawyers poke fun at local political and business figures.

This year's targets included Dimora, Cleveland's "profitable" non-profits and Cleveland's newfound movie fame, with the city producing a film with local Superheroes.

Tom Beres discusses these topics with Channel 3 Political Analysts Mary Anne Sharkey and Dennis Eckart on this edition of Between the Lines.


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