Imprisoned Ohio official settles lawsuit over slip and fall

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County commissioner serving 28 years for bribery has settled a lawsuit against the operators of a private prison where he claimed he slipped and fell in a puddle. reports ( a federal judge signed an order last week that says Jimmy Dimora and Corrections Corporation of America had settled the suit. Terms weren’t released. Dimora sought at least $50,000 in damages.

Dimora claimed he fell in April 2012 at a Youngstown prison while awaiting sentencing. A federal court jury convicted Dimora, a central figure in a wide-ranging corruption probe, of bribery and racketeering the previous month.

Attorneys for Dimora and the company couldn’t be reached for comment Monday.

Dimora was transferred last month from a prison in California to one in West Virginia.


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