Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:56 AM EST2013-12-10 16:56:13 GMT
William L. Mallory Sr., the patriarch of a Cincinnati Democratic political family, died Tuesday. Mallory, 82, of the West End, served 28 years in the Ohio House of Representatives starting in 1966, accordingFull Story >
William Mallory Sr., patriarch of a Cincinnati political family, died Tuesday.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:48 AM EST2013-12-10 16:48:43 GMT
The National Weather Service released their preliminary snowfall totals for Tuesday's snow around 10:00 a.m. Here's a look at what trained spotters, highway workers and NWS staffers say they have on theFull Story >
The National Weather Service released their preliminary snowfall totals for Tuesday's snow around 10:00 a.m. Here's a look at what trained spotters, highway workers and NWS staffers say they have on the ground.Full Story >
Thailand's prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.Full Story >
The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.Full Story >
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -
Rebecca Johnson was the first witness on the stand in the Jimmy Dimora corruption trial. She is a woman who was hired to provide sexual services to Jimmy Dimora.
Testimony was the most graphic of the entire case as she and another woman testified about sexual trysts with Dimora.
She was recruited by another prostitute named "Glitter" to work with her. She was introduced to Kevin Payne, a man who other witnesses have said procured women for Dimora.
Johnson called her work a "session." She said sessions began with a massage, an erotic dance and some kind of sex work that was pleasing to the client. She learned what to do by observing a "session" between Glitter and Payne.
Her first job was when a limo picked her up and drove her to an Indians game. She was escorted to a loge, watched a game and then went to condo where she says there was a more private party. She says there were no sessions at the loge, but there were at the condo.
Prosecutors showed her a series of pictures and asked if she knew any of them. She recognized J. Kevin Kelley, Steve Pumper, Robert Rybak, Michael Gabor and Jimmy Dimora from the loge. She did not recognize Frank Russo's picture.
She recognized Payne, Kelley and Gabor from the more private party at the condo. She does not think Dimora was there. She says they ate, drank food and had sessions. She says she had about five sessions. Glitter had about the same number.
She says was paid $800 for the work. She also got tips from the men she had sessions with. The two women were paid a total of $2,200. She says she had a severe drug and alcohol problem at the time that was so bad she couldn't even go to places to fill out job applications.
Payne helped her get a job interview at the Dettore Companies. She was hired immediately as a receptionist. She stayed six months, but kept performing "sessions" at Kevin Payne's request.
One of those sessions was the gambling junket to Windsor. She says she was the only woman on the party bus, she stripped, but did no sessions on the bus. Someone on the bus paid her $50 for her panties. She said her memories of the trip are vague.
As Rebecca ended her testimony, defense attorneys attempted to shake her testimony about providing "services" to Jimmy Dimora and asked if she had an agreement with the government not to be prosecuted for lying to the FBI when agents first approached her. She said, "I don't know."
Latonya Calhoun, also known as "Egypt", was next on the stand. She was another prostitute that went on the gambling junket to Windsor. She was recruited by "Glitter" to go the trip. Kevin Payne and Glitter picked her up in Toledo and they traveled in a limo to Windsor. She says she did a private show for two or three men where she was nude and men could touch her and themselves.
She says she met five or six men in the Payne party she said the only ones she recognized were Payne and Michael Gabor. She was also shown photographs of several men. She recognized Kevin Payne, J Kevin Kelley, Michael Gabor, and Jimmy Dimora. She recognized Frank Russo, but said she was not sure it was from the Windsor trip.
The testimony of "Egypt" exposed no direct sexual contact between her and Jimmy Dimora, just nude dancing where men could touch her or themselves.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:15 PM EST2013-12-05 01:15:23 GMT
One of the key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday. Full Story >
One of the key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday. Steven Pumper, the former CEO of DAS Construction, pleaded guilty to nine counts, including bribery. He was sentenced to eight yeas and one month in prison.
Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:25 AM EST2013-12-03 15:25:51 GMT
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by County Prosecutor's. Like 19 Action News on Facebook for the latest news, weather, sports and giveaways. CopyrightFull Story >
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by Cuyahoga County Prosecutors.Full Story >
Thursday, November 7 2013 10:44 PM EST2013-11-08 03:44:10 GMT
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo. The cost has now topped $10,000. Dimora and Russo bothFull Story >
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo.Full Story >
Monday, October 28 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-10-28 21:18:30 GMT
A key player in the county corruption scandal faces between four and five years in prison at her sentencing on Monday afternoon. Sandy Klimkowski, the former president of the Maple Heights School Board,Full Story >
A key player in the county corruption scandal faces between four and five years in prison at her sentencing on Monday afternoon. Sandy Klimkowski is the former president of the Maple Heights School Board.Full Story >
Thursday, October 10 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-10-10 20:43:51 GMT
Dozen of charges have been filed against a woman who worked for the Cuyahoga County Weights and Measures Division. Investigators say Lisa Rogers repeatedly lied on time sheets. Lisa Rogers has been indictedFull Story >
A former Cuyahoga County weights-and-measures inspector has been indicted by a Grand Jury for filing false reports and bogus time cards, County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced on Thursday.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup. One intriguing option is the speedy youngsterFull Story >
New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 9:25 PM EST2013-12-10 02:25:43 GMT
One Cincinnati city councilman is calling for an investigation into possible government waste, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Charlie Winburn says the public works department forgotFull Story >
One Cincinnati city councilman is calling for an investigation into possible government waste, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 8:44 PM EST2013-12-10 01:44:24 GMT
Fifty-three people were on board a Dallas-bound flight that had to make an emergency landing at CVG on Monday evening. American Eagle flight 3162 departed CVG bound for Dallas/Fort Worth InternationalFull Story >
Fifty-three people were on board a Dallas-bound flight that had to make an emergency landing at CVG on Monday evening.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:11 AM EST2013-12-10 14:11:17 GMT
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Fire crews are on the scene of a large fire in Newport Ky. Firefighters say that the fire broke out around 9:45 p.m. on Monday night on Saratoga Street. FOX19 is heading to the scene. We will continueFull Story >
One person is in the hospital following a fire in Newport Ky. The fire broke out around 9:45 p.m. on Monday at a house on Saratoga Street.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 11:55 PM EST2013-12-10 04:55:48 GMT
A new law proposed in the Ohio state House could change the way courts handle your religious freedoms. The proposed Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act aims to make sure citizens are able to freelyFull Story >
A new law proposed in the Ohio state House could change the way courts handle your religious freedoms.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 12:23 PM EST2013-12-09 17:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – The hiker who got caught under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to free himself was arrested early Sunday. Aron Lee Ralston, the subject of the 2010 movie, 127 Hours, was arrested in Denver,Full Story >
The hiker who got caught under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to free himself was arrested early Sunday.Full Story >
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