Friedman & Nemecek, L.L.C. is proud to announce that Attorneys Ian Friedman and Eric Long have secured minimal penalties for a client facing serious federal charges. As Cleveland.com reports, due to a compelling plea deal put forth by Friedman and Long, Ashwani "Eddie" Adya has been sentenced to mere fines, probation, and community service.
Last year, the FBI began investigating the Solon Office of Equal Opportunity for apparent corruption and discovered that Adya, a 50-year-old Solon businessman, had paid $3,000 to LeJon Woods in order to receive a building grant. Adya had hoped to build a Dunkin' Donuts on Lee Street with a grant he knew he wouldn't qualify for.
As part of the plea deal, count one alleging bribery was dismissed. The only count remaining was that of a violation of 18 USC 1001; to wit: Making False Statements.
U.S. District Judge John Adams oversaw Adya's sentencing this week and, after considering the case and Adya's position in the Solon community (put forth by Attorney Friedman), he waived the 18 to 24 months of jail time also included in the original plea deal. According to Attorney Friedman, Adya's many employees and their families would suffer if he were to be jailed-- and Judge Adams agreed. Attorney Friedman later called the decision "incredibly just."
We congratulate Attorneys Friedman and Long for yet another victory on behalf of one of our clients. Mr. Adya's case is just another example of what is possible for the accused when they have a dedicated and effective legal advocate by their side.
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