The hearing to determine a sentence for a former Ohio county commissioner will continue into Tuesday.
Prosecutors have asked for more than 22 years in prison for ex-Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora.
Attorneys for the 57-year-old Dimora, a former Democratic party chairman in Cleveland, have asked for leniency because of his poor health and similar corruption cases that brought sentences of just a few years.
The hearing went all day Monday for Dimora, who was convicted of racketeering, bribery and other counts.
His trial capped an investigation that led to more than 50 convictions involving county officials, employees and contractors who traded bribes for government jobs and contracts.
The investigation helped fuel a referendum that replaced the three-commissioner county government in Cleveland with a county executive and elected council.