Imprisoned Ohio politician moved to West Virginia facility

Jimmy Dimora


CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Cleveland-area politician imprisoned in a corruption probe has been moved to a prison in West Virginia after spending two years in a California prison.

Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is serving 28 years in prison for corruption and bribery-related charges. reports the 60-year-old Dimora was recently moved to the Beckley federal correctional institution in Beaver, West Virginia. The prison has a medium-security facility with an adjacent minimum-security camp.

Dimora had been housed at a prison in California’s Mojave Desert since 2014. A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons said in an email that Dimora was moved recently, but he refused to give any reason for the move.

A message left for Dimora’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

Dimora has maintained his innocence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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