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Delgazette.com - Hoague Given Community Control for Tampering and Theft

Dec. 21, 2017

Assistant Ohio Attorney General Brad L. Tammaro said Thursday that Hoague was trying to get as much money as possible for the case and said Hoague took “extraordinary steps” to conceal what he had done. One of Hoague’s attorneys, Ian N. Friedman, said Hoague didn’t intentionally deceive anyone and said it was a simple mistake.


AttorneyAtLawMagazine.com - Beyond the Borders of the Fourth Amendment: Ethical Implications for Attorneys Traveling Internationally

Nov. 29, 2017 - Attorney Eric Nemecek

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced a series of heightened aviation security measures for commercial flights inbound to the United States, including “enhanced screening of [passengers’] electronic devices.” Experts estimate that border officials will search and seize nearly 30,000 computers, cell phones and tablets by the end of 2017.


ClevelandJewishNews.com - More Juveniles Charged as Adults for Crimes

Nov. 21, 2017

Court cases where juveniles are tried as adults are few and far between. But according to the Sentencing Project, cases involving juveniles tried as adults increased by 230 percent between 1990 and 2010. Friedman said he’s had a number of cases where there was an attempt to subject a juvenile to the adult process and treatment and these hearings are “sought with greater frequency.”


News5Cleveland.com - Convicted Sex Offender Worked at Independence School for Troubled Youth

July 12, 2017

“The law right now does not prevent that so it really is incumbent on the employer to do their research and then make a decision,” Friedman explained.


Cleveland.com - Ohio Law Allowed Self-Defense Claim in Deadly Pepper Pike Drug Deal

June 22, 2017

"He invited a drug transaction. In no way did he invite the armed robbery," longtime criminal defense attorney Ian Friedman said.


ABCNews.com - John Gotti's Ex-Son-In-Law Avoids Prison in Plea Deal

June 02, 2017

The judge placed him on inactive probation for a year, which will end when he has paid the money, defense attorney Ian Friedman said Friday.


Cleveland.com - Former Gambino Crime Family Member Accused of Running Illegal Scrapping Scam Avoids Prison in Plea Deal

June 02, 2017

Defense attorney Ian Friedman said Agnello is pleased with the deal, grateful to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley and his office for offering it and relieved to get back to work.


Cleveland19.com - Cleveland Man with Ties to the Mob Agrees to Plea Deal

June 02, 2017

A reputed member of the Gambino crime family, former son-in-law of John Gotti, and client of Ian Friedman has agreed to a plea deal to avoid prison.


APNews.com - John Gotti’s Ex-Son-In-Law Avoids Prison in Plea Deal

June 02, 2017

The judge placed him on inactive probation for a year, which will end when he has paid the money, defense attorney Ian Friedman said Friday.


TeenVogue.com - Bresha Meadows's Hearing Resulted in a Plea Deal

May 23, 2017

“Nothing good would have come of incarcerating this child for long years,” Attorney Friedman said on Tuesday.


NYTimes.com - Bresha Meadows, Ohio Teenager Who Fatally Shot Her Father, Accepts Plea Deal

May 23, 2017

“Bresha is incredibly relieved and feeling optimistic about her life for the first time,” Mr. Friedman said Tuesday.


News5Cleveland.com - Ohio Crime Victim Compensation Program Only Foots the Bill if You Are Physically Injured

May 8, 2017

"So, unfortunately, someone who is subjected to property damage is not going to fit that," said Eric Long, an attorney with Friedman and Nemecek.


NBCNews.com - Bresha Meadows Case: Teen Offered Plea Deal for Killing Abusive Dad

May 8, 2017

"It's helped [Bresha] to keep her head up," her attorney, Ian Friedman said, "Knowing that all these people all over the world support her."


TheRoot.com - #FreeBresha: Bresha Meadows Offered Plea Deal

May 8, 2017

"Today was a very positive day for Bresha," said Brad Wolfe, one of Bresha's attorneys. "We are actively working out the exact terms of the offer, and... we are prepared for trial if necessary."


HuffingtonPost.com - Teen Accused of Killing Allegedly Abusive Dad Offered Plea Deal

May 8, 2017

Bresha's aunt, Cleveland police officer Martina Latessa, thanked Attorney Friedman for taking the 15-year-old's case pro-bono. "If he did not step in... she would have fallen through the cracks," Latessa said.


Cleveland.com - Lawyers for Bresha Meadows, Trumbull County Prosecutors Close to a Deal in Case of Teen Who Shot Father

May 8, 2017

"The prosecutors have recognized the need for treatment as we've been asserting from the beginning, so I think we're coming to a meeting of the minds," Bresha's attorney, Ian Friedman, told reporters at Trumbull County Juvenile Court.


People.com - Ohio Teen Accused of Killing Allegedly Abusive Dad Will Remain in Custody Until Her Trial

May 6, 2017

Despite the judge's decision to keep 15-year-old Bresha Meadows in custody until her trial date, Attorney Ian Friedman told PEOPLE that, "I'm still optimistic."


TheRoot.com - Update: Judge Denies Lawyer's Request to #FreeBresha Meadows Until Trial

May 5, 2017

Despite Attorney Friedman's arguments to free 15-year-old Bresha Meadow so that she could seek treatment while awaiting her court date, Judge Pamela Rintala ruled that the teen should remain incarcerated. "Bresha has been diagnosed with PTSD, generalized anxiety and major depression," Attorney Brad Wolfe told The Root.


Vindy.com - Bresha Meadows' Attorney Seeks Her Release Pending Murder Trial

May 4, 2017

“There is nothing about her conduct while she’s been detained to suggest she’s a danger to anyone else,” Attorney Ian Friedman argued.


Fox8.com - Teen Accused of Murdering Father Appears in Court, Asks to Be Released

May 3, 2017

"She can't get the treatment and she is not getting it while she is sitting in detention," Attorney Ian Friedman told Judge Pamela Rintala during the hearing.


News.Vice.com - #FreeBresha: The Murder Trial of a 15-Year-Old Girl Has Become a Movement

2017

Vice News interviews members of 15-year-old Bresha Meadows' family about the teen's murder charge and discusses the #FreeBresha Movement.


Fox8.com - Teen Accused of Murdering Father Appears in Court, Asks to Be Released

Attorney Ian Friedman continues to argue the motion that Bresha Meadows be released on bond until the trial.


Fox8.com - Attorney Asking That Teen Accused of Killing Father Be Released Pending Trial

Attorney Ian Friedman is going before the judge on May 3 to argue the motion.


OACDL.org - The Uncertainty of Ohio Law: The New Legal Frontier of Medical Marijuana

2017

Attorneys Ian Friedman and Tom Haren discuss the significant questions that surround several provisions within House Bill 523, which legalized medical marijuana in Ohio.


AttorneyAtLawMagazine.com – Eric C. Nemecek: Cyber Smarts Meets Courtroom Savvy

March 2017

We are proud to announce that Attorney Eric C. Nemecek was selected as the Attorney of the Month for March 2017 by Attorney at Law Magazine, Cleveland Edition!


HuffingtonPost.com - When Surviving Childhood Means Killing Your Father

February 9, 2017

Attorney Ian Friedman's client, Bresha Meadows, shot her abusive dad to save her family, she says. Now her entire future is at stake.


CNN.com - Teen Accused of Shooting Dad in the Head to Protect Mom

January 23, 2017

Attorney Ian Friedman appeared on HLN’s Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield to discuss the case of 15-year-old Bresha Meadows, charged with the murder of her father.


DailyMail.co.uk - Supporters Pack Courtroom Where Teen Girl, 15, is Charged with Killing Her Father to Protect Her Mother After 'Years of Abuse'

January 20, 2017

Bresha's lawyer, Ian Friedman, said the girl was born into an abusive home and often witnessed her mother being abused at the hands of her father.


Cleveland.com - Judge Orders Bresha Meadows to Treatment Facility for Evaluation in Dad's Slaying

January 20, 2017

Her attorney, Ian Friedman, said the child killed her father in self-defense. He had sought her release from the youth detention facility in Warren.


WFMJ.com - Warren Teen Accused of Killing Father to Undergo Mental Evaluation
January 20, 2017
“We believe this is a self-defense case and the mental evaluation will sustain that,” said Friedman.


WKBN.com - Show of Support in Court for Warren Teen Charged with Murder
January 20, 2017
"The real question left in this case is the ‘why,'” said Ian Friedman, Meadows’ attorney.


Fox8.com - Supporters Pack Courthouse for 15-Year-Old Warren Girl Accused of Killing Father
January 20, 2017
Bresha's family and her attorney, Ian Friedman, say the teenager was trying to protect her mother from abuse.


Cleveland.com- Relatives of 15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows Clash Over Bond Request in Father's Slaying
January 19, 2017
"We would welcome any conditions for bond that the court would find and set - which would be far better than keeping her in a jail cell,'' said the girl's attorney, Ian Friedman.


Cleveland.com - Potential Impact of Cuyahoga County Judge's Marriage to New Prosecutor's Advisor
January 9, 2017
"I would have no problem...going into Judge Miday's courtroom and would expect nothing less than a thoughtful, fair and impartial ruling for my client," Attorney Ian Friedman said.


AttorneyAtLawMagazine.com - Applying the Fourth Amendment in the Age of Technology
January 2017
In the January issue of the Cleveland edition of Attorney at Law Magazine, Attorney Eric Nemecek discusses how advancements in technology can interfere with the Fourth Amendment's privacy protections.


AttorneyAtLawMagazine.com - Has the Government’s Ability to Hack Civilian Computers Gone Too Far? The Controversial Expansion of Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
January 2017
In the latest issue of the Cleveland edition of Attorney at Law Magazine, Attorney Ian Friedman and Law Clerk Brad Wolfe explain the implications of the recently amended Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

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