- Associated Press - Monday, October 6, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a former northeast Ohio politician now serving 28 years in federal prison for corruption.

That’s according to an attorney for Jimmy Dimora, the 59-year-old former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County commissioner and Democratic party leader who was convicted in March 2012 of 30 federal counts related to accepting bribes in exchange for hiring people and arranging county contracts.

Dimora appealed his conviction claiming that the trial judge did not allow him to use his financial disclosure statements as evidence.

Attorney Christian Grostic said on Monday that he was disappointed with the high court’s decision. There were more than 50 convictions in the wide-ranging corruption investigation that ensnared Dimora.

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