- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - A former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County commissioner serving 28 years for bribery has settled a lawsuit against the operators of a private prison where he claimed he slipped and fell in a puddle.

Cleveland.com reports (https://bit.ly/1XFb6GN) a federal judge signed an order last week that says Jimmy Dimora and Corrections Corporation of America had settled the suit. Terms weren’t released. Dimora sought at least $50,000 in damages.

Dimora claimed he fell in April 2012 at a Youngstown prison while awaiting sentencing. A federal court jury convicted Dimora, a central figure in a wide-ranging corruption probe, of bribery and racketeering the previous month.

Attorneys for Dimora and the company couldn’t be reached for comment Monday.

Dimora was transferred last month from a prison in California to one in West Virginia.

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Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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