Jimmy Dimora, Frank Russo have visitors while in Cuyahoga County

3:53 PM, Sep 24, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- It's not like it's "seventh heaven" on the seventh floor of the Cuyahoga County Jail but both Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo have had the chance to see visitors while they are being held in the local jail.

Since Aug. 23, Dimora has had visits from his wife Lori, two of his children -- Lisa and Joseph -- and two attorneys -- his criminal attorney Christian Grostic and an attorney who has represented him in civil cases, David Patton.

Lori Dimora already has another visit scheduled for Friday.

Russo had a visit by his significant other Michael Calabrese set up for last Friday but that was canceled. Calabrese finally did visit on Monday.

Dimora, 58, is serving a 28-year sentence in federal prison after his 2012 conviction on 33 counts in the Cuyahoga County corruption probe. He appealed that conviction back in March.

Russo and Dimora were the top targhets of the FBI/IRS Cuyahoga County corruption probe that began a year before the very public July 28, 2008, raids by more than 200 agents of county offices and some Northeast Ohio businesses.

Though there has been no official confirmation, sources tell WKYC that Dimora and Russo are before a Cuyahoga County grand jury investigating possible state charges in the Cuyahoga County corruption probe.

Russo, 63, has been in prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania since Nov. 16, 2012. He reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors and was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison.


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