Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora, who is serving a 28-year prison sentence for public corruption, is now one of 2,288 male inmates at Elkton federal corrections institution in Lisbon. Three of those are well-known criminals serving time in the low security federal correction institution.

Dimora was moved from a West Virgina prison to a new location in Ohio April 6. Elkton is located about 90 miles away from Cleveland in Columbiana County. The 61-year-old’s release date is Aug. 21, 2036. Dimora will be 80 when he is released.

Well-known criminals also at Elkton

1. Peter Gotti

Peter Gotti, the former boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City who was convicted in 2004 of extorting money and conspiracy to murder, is also at Elkton. He is scheduled to be released in 2032.

Gotti was charged in 2003 with plotting to kill Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano.

Gotti was known as “One Eyed Pete”, “Petey Boy”, and “One Eye” is the older brother of deceased Gambino boss John J. Gotti. During his last trial, lawyers claimed Gotti was blind in one eye and suffered from thyroid goiter, sciatica, emphysema, rheumatoid arthritis, post-concussion syndrome and depression.

2. Samuel Mullet, Sr.

Samuel Mullet, Sr. was an Amish leader who was convicted in 2012 of a hate crime conspiracy. He is currently serving an 11-year sentence. He is scheduled to be released in 2021.

The jury in a federal hate crimes trial found Mullet, the leader of an Amish breakaway group in Ohio, guilty of hate crimes by orchestrating the beard- and hair-cutting attacks against members of his own faith in a dispute over religious differences. His followers were found guilty of carrying out the attacks.

The members involved in the hair cuttings face prison terms of 10 years or more. The charges against Mullet and the others included conspiracy, evidence tampering and obstruction of justice.

3. Joseph Vas

Joseph Vas is serving a 6-year sentence for a variety of corruption charges. Vas, an American Democratic Party politician, served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2004 to 2010.

He was convicted in 2011 in connection with illegally funding his 2006 congressional campaign. While he was mayor of Perth Amboy in New Jersey, Vas was guilty of buying a 12-unit apartment for $660,000, flipping it and selling it for $950,000. The closing deal promised to give the buyer $360,000 in city redevelopment funds and only $90,000 was allocated.

Former notable criminal at Elkton

Glenn Duffie Shriver

Glenn Duffie Shriver served four years at Elkton and was released in 2013. Shriver pleaded guilty in 2010 to obtaining a position with the Central Intelligence Agency in order to access classified national defense information to give to intelligence officer of the People’s Republic of China in exchange for cash.

Shriver is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and lived in the PRC. Officials said that while he was living in Shanghai he developed a relationship with three individuals who were PRC intelligence officers. Shriver reportedly agreed to return to the United States and apply for positions in U.S. intelligence agencies.

The Michigan native’s case caused the FBI to release a video on how to inadvertently avoid becoming a spy.


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