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Setback for Jimmy Dimora in corruption scandal fight

A setback for Jimmy Dimora in his effort to clear his name of corruption charges.

19 Action News Reporter Paul Orlousky has learned that prosecutors won a clean sweep in keeping each and every charge squarely aimed at the former commissioner.

On September 1st, Jimmy Dimora's defense team made a motion to Federal Judge Sara Lioi.

They wanted seven charges dismissed, saying among other things, the government hadn't properly charged Dimora. In effect, that the charges weren't specific enough. The schemes involved Brian Schuman, who's alternatives agency contributed to a romp in Vegas and an $800 dinner in Independence. John Valentin, Anthony Melaragno and Nicholas Zavarella, who's companies did work on Dimora's palatial pool deck.

William Neiheiser who bought Dimora the Beanie Wells jersey and won work on the Juvenile Justice Center. Plumbers Union boss Robert Rybak who held a fund raiser and got jobs and promotions for relatives.

Also listed as a co-conspirator is Chuck Randazzo, who helped pay for a tiki hut on Dimora's deck and later won the county's 401k business for his Financial Natworks of America. He's not charged with any crime.

Dimora's co-defendant Michael Gabor made five similar motions, all of Dimora's and Gabor's motions were denied. The charges remain.

Jimmy Dimora, and to a lesser degree Michael Gabor, face a mountain of evidence against them. The paper trail, the intercepted phone conversations and the others who have already plead guilty and are giving information to the government.

Court papers also show that Samir Mohammad has asked to court to delay his November 28th trial to give him more time to prepare. 

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