AKRON -- The seven-man, five-woman jury went home Thursday just after 4:30 p.m. without reaching a verdictin the Cuyahoga County corruption trial of Jimmy Dimora and Michael Gabor.
They will return to thefederal courthouse and began deliberating just before9 a.m. Friday morning.
About 1:20 p.m. Thursday, the jury asked a question regarding one of the counts against Jimmy Dimora.
They asked what "other income" meant as it relates to Line 21 in Dimora's 2004 tax return. U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi conferred with prosecutors and defense attorneys and ruled that ""You must rely upon your own collective memories ...you may also rely upon the jury instructions...you must rely on the evidence you saw and heard in court......"
AUSA Ann Rowland remarked that"IRS agent Kelly Fatula testified that any bribery income should have been reported on Line 21..." but that was not included in Lioi's written response to the jury.
They aredeciding 34 charges againstJimmy Dimora and 8 charges against Gabor.
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Jimmy Dimora, 56, of Independence, facesracketeering, bribery and conspiracy. Gabor, 52, of Parma, faces charges ofracketeering and bribery. Both pleaded not guilty.