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Former Cuyahoga Commissioner Jimmy Dimora is back in Cleveland
Dimora has been in prison in West Virginia since last year but is reportedly here to testify about the sale of the AmeriTrustcomplex
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Dimora leaving his arraignment last year
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Jimmy Dimora is back in Northeast Ohio today. The former Cuyahoga County commissioner has been incarcerated in Glenville, W.Va., since last year, when he was sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in Cuyahoga County corruption. 

WEWS is reporting that Dimora is here to testify about fraud related to county's purchase of the AmeriTrust building. Last month, attorney Anthony Calabrese III was charged with bribing county officials to get insider information to push through the sale. 

Cuyahoga County bought the omplex in 2005 for more than $20 million, and spent another $20 million for asbestos removal and other work. The plan was to convert  it into a new county administration building, but that never happened. The complex was sold earlier this year for $27 million.
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