|No bond reduction for Acapulco’s Adolfo|
|Written by Erika Schmidt Russell|
|Monday, November 26, 2012 8:48 PM|
A motion to reduce the bond for Aldofo Lopez was denied by Dearborn-Ohio Circuit Court Judge James D. Humphrey. Lopez is one of the Acapulco Restaurant co-owners charged following an extensive Indiana State Excise Police investigation with not paying sales tax and improper use of Social Security number.
Lopez, charged with corrupt business influence, forgery and perjury, and more than 40 others were swept up in a raid in late September after the investigation. Lopez’s bond was set at $3 million surety and $250,000 cash, and will remain at that level.
Lopez’s attorney Doug Garner said “I continue to believe Mr. Lopez’s bond is excessive, unreasonable and not justifiable under Indiana law. Excessive bonds deny people accused of crimes due process of law. Keeping the accused in jail prevents him from assisting in the preparation of his defense. It makes it more difficult for the accused to communicate with his lawyer, review evidence and locate and secure the attendance of witnesses.”
Meanwhile, his wife, Maria Lopez, has re-opened the Lawrenceburg restaurant.
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