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. Cleveland.com 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.