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.
Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/1XFb6GN) 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.
Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com