Federal prosecutors recommend Jimmy Dimora be sentenced to at least 22 years in prison
Published: Monday, July 23, 2012, 5:46 PM Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:39 PM
By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer
View full sizeMarvin Fong, The Plain DealerFormer Cuyahoga County commissioner Jimmy Dimora arrives at court on Jan. 6 during the first week of his trial.
AKRON, Ohio -- Arguing that a "landmark corruption case compels a landmark corruption sentence," federal prosecutors Monday asked a judge to send Jimmy Dimora to prison for at least 22 years.
"Anything less will not accurately reflect the seriousness of Dimora’s crimes, will fail to promote respect for the law and will deprive the public of just punishment," Assistant U.S. Attorney Antoinette Bacon wrote in a 35-page recommendation. .....
"The systemic nature of Dimora’s criminal conduct, together with his efforts to obstruct this investigation, and his status as the highest ranking public official in Cuyahoga County warrants a significant sentence of at least 22 years imprisonment," Bacon wrote.
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SPOKANE, Wash – Newly released federal court documents are giving us our first look at how long Karl Thompson will spend in prison.
Thompson is a former Spokane Police officer who was convicted of using excessive force then lying about it to investigators in the 2006 beating death of an innocent man, Otto Zehm.
In the documents, prosecutors suggest a sentence of between 9 years and 11 years 3 months, with a preference for the longer sentence. They base that on several legal factors, including that it (1) was aggravated assault, (2) was committed with a deadly weapon, (3) resulted in serious bodily harm (death, in this case), (4) was committed under the ‘color of law' as a police officer, and (5) that Thompson obstructed justice by lying to investigators.
Karl Thompson will be sentenced in federal court in downtown Spokane on November 15th.
Serial Arsonist In Metro East Sentenced To Ten Years
November 1, 2012 4:47 PM
A Belleville man has been sentenced to a decade in prison for a string of arsons and burglaries in rural St. Clair County.
24-year-old Bryan Boide was sentenced to ten years on three counts of Arson. Boide was also sentenced to six years of imprisonment on an additional three counts of Arson and three counts of Burglary.
The arsons took place over the spring of this year.
Prosecutors requested the maximum sentence of fourteen years of imprisonment be imposed on Boide despite his lack of any significant criminal history. The defendant requested that the court impose a sentence of between three and four years.