We have been following the ongoing federal investigation into political corruption and posting from time to time as the Sixth Circuit addresses cases and issues arising from it. That investigation has targeted conviction of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora as one of its top objectives. Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit rejected an interlocutory appeal taken by Dimora’s counsel after selection of a jury but before opening argument that raised a double jeopardy challenge to a later indictment. The panel’s two page disposition agreed with the district court that Dimora had no claim for double jeopardy from the two indictments because the trial will be the first time Dimora is placed in jeopardy. As a result, opening arguments in the Dimora trial will begin tomorrow, January 12, 2012.