AKRON -- At 1:45 p.m., U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi gave the jury its final instructions and sent them off to deliberate.

It has been eight weeks of testimony in the Cuyahoga County corruption trial of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and former county auditor employee Michael Gabor.

Right after the jury left the courtroom, Dimora's attorney Andrea Whitaker made two motions for a mistrial based on two itemsthe prosecution said in its rebuttal.

Lioi denied both motions.

Just after 3 p.m., the jury asked for two things, some Post-It Notes and a list of witnesses from the trial. Lioi gave them the Post Its but denied them the witness list, saying they had to rely on their memory.

The jury ended deliberations just before 5 p.m. and are expected back Friday about 8:30 a.m.

Dimora, 56, of Independence, is charged with 34 counts of bribery, conspiracy and racketeering.

Gabor, 52, of Parma, is charged with 8 counts, including bribery and conspiracy, and including a charge that he bribed a Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court judge with $10,000 to rule in his favor.

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