Jury in Ohio corruption case set to resume work

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Jurors considering the corruption case against a former Democratic party leader from Cleveland are expected to resume deliberations.

Former Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County commissioner Jimmy Dimora is accused of bribery and racketeering and has pleaded not guilty. Dimora is on trial with a former county employee, who also has denied allegations of corrupt activity.

The jury had the weekend off but was set to return Monday.

The trial in federal court in Akron included seven weeks of testimony. The case went to the jury Friday after closing arguments.

A prosecutor recounted Dimora's alleged involvement in various schemes, referring to him as "king of the county." His defense team attacked the credibility of government witnesses, saying they testified to get reduced prison sentences in the corruption probe.