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July 14, 2022: Adam Friedman, Son of Beverly Hills Councilmember, Charged With ID Theft

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The Public Integrity Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today that the son of Beverly Hills Councilmember Lester Friedman has been charged for allegedly creating a fake social media account impersonating his father’s opponent.

Adam Friedman (dob 3/30/85) was charged yesterday in case BA506034 with one felony count of identity theft and one misdemeanor count of internet/electronic impersonation.

Arraignment will be scheduled at a later date in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

In April, the defendant is accused of setting up a fake online account for Sharona Nazarian who was running for a seat on the Beverly Hills City Council. Friedman’s father was seeking reelection.

The case remains under investigation by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.