- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - Former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is suing the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and a company that runs a Youngstown prison where the convicted politician says he slipped and hurt himself.

The 58-year-old Dimora is serving a 28-year sentence after a federal court jury convicted him of more than 30 bribery- and corruption-related charges. He says he slipped in a puddle of water May 4, 2012, at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center, a federal private prison run by Corrections Corporation of America.

A prisons department spokeswoman declined to comment but said the state doesn’t operate that prison. A CCA spokesman says in a statement that the company is reviewing Dimora’s complaint.

Dimora was hospitalized for his injuries. He is now housed at a federal prison in Victorville, Calif.

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