An amended information was filed on February 28, 2017, charging ADAMED stole more than $100,000 from three clients and one insurance company -- Linda Jean Masters, Matthew Narin, Paul Casey and Allstate Insurance Company.
ADAMEC is represented by Jacksonville Beach criminal defense lawyer Michell Stone.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant State's Attorney Rebecca Emert.
Former 8th Circuit prosecuting attorney CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM ADAMEC, 44, was first charged and arrested Friday, August 11, 2017 for felony larceny and fraud charges allegedly stealing $54,000 from an automobile wreck victim.
He is pleading guilty and will be sentenced on August 15, 2018 at 1:30 PM by Judge Howard M. Maltz.
ADAMEC was quickly released after he posted bail on Friday, August 11, 2017, after some 96 minutes in St. Johns County Jail. Bond was set at $20,000.
Here's the St. Johns County Jail log for CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM ADAMEC:
ADAMEC is a World Golf Village gated community resident, a registered Republican who brags about his "family values" on his website, a J.D. graduate of controversial for-profit Florida Coastal School of Law and graduate of the University of Miami, to which he won a tennis scholarship. In website PR, ADAMEC brags about his client service and service to the community.
The victim appears credible and documented her case after being a victim of alleged fraud. Rear-end car crash victim Linda Masters required surgery. Ms. Masters hired ADAMEC, a longtime prosecutor in the 8th Circuit, which includes Gainesville and Starke. ADAMEC stole $54,000 from her, the criminal complaint alleges.
Ms. Masters alleges on-camera that ADAMEC laughed at her and dared her to go to The Florida Bar, becoming evasive when she called about $54,000 in settlement proceeds he stole and refused to return.
ADAMEC's law license was suspended July 28, FCN reports.
A March 2017 civil fraud and malpractice complaint is pending against ADAMEC in St. Johns County Circuit Court, before Judge Traynor awaiting a jury trial. alleging that he charged a local woman's father in Georgia some $235,000 to represent her in her uncontested divorce action and a domestic violence injunction, charging phantom expenses and unearned fees.
ADAMEC brags on his website about being a former prosecutor, having "compassion, experience and genuine caring for people," bragging on his "family values" and "integrity," saying he is "the people's lawyer" and a "true, honest, caring and hardworking attorney" who will "settle for no less than the justice [his clients] deserve":
About UsAs a former prosecutor, Christopher Adamec thrived and excelled at representing victims of crime in the State of Florida. Now as a personal injury and family law attorney he is using that same compassion, experience and genuine caring for people in the area of civil and criminal law.
Christopher Adamec was raised in a traditional blue collared family that believed in strong family values and his parents taught him to care for people and that the most important thing that you have as a person in society is integrity. Adamec holds himself to a higher standard and believes that a person's integrity cannot be compromised. These core values are the reason why Adamec is the peoples' lawyer and when people are represented by him, they will get a true, honest, caring and hard working attorney on their side ... an attorney that will settle for no less than the justice that they deserve.
Here's the First Coast News video of the first ADAMEC victim to come forward and speak to journalists about former prosecutor CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM ADAMEC's alleged crimes against his clients and the justice system in Florida: