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Sentencing for Dimora co-defendant Michael Gabor rescheduled

12:53 PM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- U.S. District Court has rescheduled the time and date for the forfeiture hearing and sentencing of Jimmy Dimora's co-defendant Michael Gabor.

It will now be held at 9:30 a.m. on July 27 before U.S. District Court Judge Sara Lioi. It had originally been scheduled for 10 a.m. July 25.

The forfieture hearing will be held first, followed by the sentencing.

For now, Dimora's sentencing remains set for for 1:30 p.m. July 25. His forfeiture hearing has already taken place.

Dimora, 56, of Independence, was convicted March 9 on 33 of 34 federal counts, including conspiracy, bribery and racketeering. He was immediately taken into custody and has been held in the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown since that day.

After the same 37-day trial, Gabor, 52, of Parma, was found guilty March 9 on 7 of 8 federal counts, including conspiracy, bribery and racketeering.

Like Dimora, he was immediately taken into federal custody and has remained at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown since March 9.

Gabor was found guilty on multiple charges, including RICO conspiracy, conspiracy to commit bribery, aiding and abetting bribery, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

After the guilty verdicts, asking that Gabor be allowed to remain out on bond, Gabor's attorney Leif Christman emphasized Gabor's "close familial and community ties, and noting particularly that 'Mr. Gabor has lived in the same house with his mother and his wife and his son for 52 years, your honor. They're in Parma. He isn't going anywhere."

Despite that, the court remanded Gabor into federal custody.

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