AKRON -- Jimmy Dimora's attorney raised dozens of objections during his sentencing Monday morning.
The hearing, which began at about 9:30 a.m., had not even addressed the length or terms of the former Cuyahoga County Commissioner's sentence when Judge Sara Lioi called a lunch break just after 12:30 p.m.
Bill and Andrea Whitaker, representing Dimora, raised over 40 objections to the amount of restitution Dimora would be required to pay as a result of being convicted of 32 corruption related charges.
Andrea Whitaker objected to the value of certain bribes, the cost of prostitutes, the value of limousine services, and other amounts Dimora is expect to pay as part of his forfeiture agreement.
As for Dimora, he sat somewhat passively, rubbing his face, scratching his elbow, and occasionally standing up to stretch. Dimora was brought into the courthouse in a wheelchair, and entered the courtroom using a walker.
It was a longer than expected morning for people who came to observe the courtroom proceedings, including Dimora's family and a number of friends and acquaintances, many of whom had written letters to the judge asking her to be lenient with Dimora.
Prosecutors are calling for at least 22 years in prison for Dimora when sentence is actually pronounced later today.