In a classic move, he's claiming to be a victim of a frame up orchestrated by the Cuyahoga County GOP (yes, I know, all three of them), and the Department of Justice. But hey, if Kevin Johnson can get the Americorps Inspector General fired, this tactic is worth a shot.
And there's anti-Italian prejudice as well, just to make a point (emphasis mine):
Jimmy, I think that's what's got all of us concerned.
Update& Bump: The Plain Dealer has a story on the Dimora presser here. Lots of good comments. Two of the best:
“If you're gonna paint yourself as a victim, you're gonna need a lot more paint...just sayin'.”
Fat, stupid and delusional is no way to go through life, son.
Update II: Kevin Holtsberry takes up flogging Dimora as well:
Given the rise of the lifestyle police as the government takes over healthcare, this may not be as far fetched as it seems.