The Lamborghini Huracan that real estate broker Jason Adams wrecked two weeks ago on Tchoupitoulas Street, killing his 23-year-old passenger, was listed under the name of a New Orleans breast surgeon who was indicted last week on rape and video voyeurism counts, according to a New Orleans Police Department accident report released Wednesday.
However, an attorney for the doctor denied that he personally owned the car. He said it was owned by a company with which both men are associated.
The high-powered $200,000 machine, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, traveled 138 feet after smacking into a concrete floodwall in the Lower Garden District, the report states.
A prosecutor Tuesday said Adams had been speeding at 118 mph when he hit a curb and lost control, sending the Lamborghini careening into the floodwall at Felicity Street and killing Kristi Lirette, a Baton Rouge native.
The sky was clear and the road was dry when the accident occurred about 11:38 p.m. May 4, the report states.
The tie between Adams, 30, and Dr. Alireza Sadeghi — business partners and now fellow Orleans Parish criminal defendants — also is documented in auto insurance cards provided by Lirette’s attorneys on Wednesday, as well as state business records that list the two men together under several firms.
One of them, Axis Ventures LLC, also is listed as the insured on a pair of Lamborghinis — the one under Sadeghi’s name and another under Adams’ — the records show.
An attorney for Adams acknowledged this week that he and Sadeghi, 40, are partners in Axis Ventures LLC.
Adams’ attorney, Nandi Campbell, said the local broker has dealings in medical billing, bookkeeping and accounting businesses as well as in real estate. The Secretary of State’s Office lists Adams as the manager of Axis Ventures.
Lirette, a waitress and bartender at the Freret Street eatery Wayfare, was killed seconds after Adams — a regular Wayfare customer — sped downriver past the Wal-Mart store on Tchoupitoulas in the black car.
A prosecutor with District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office said Tuesday that Adams had a blood alcohol level of .11 percent, above the legal limit.
The prosecutor said Adams’ blood was drawn nearly three hours after the crash. Steven DeBosier, an attorney for Lirette’s family, said that means Adams was more intoxicated at the time of the wreck.
Adams appeared in court Tuesday in a wheelchair with a cast on his left leg, which his attorney said was broken in the crash. He later posted the $75,000 bail set by Magistrate Commissioner Albert Thibodeaux.
Campbell described Adams as devastated by the crash, saying he considered Lirette a friend.
A day earlier, Sadeghi appeared in a different Orleans Parish courtroom, entering not guilty pleas and securing a reduction in his bail, from $2 million to $200,000, which he then posted.
Sadeghi is accused of raping a woman and secretly videotaping her while they were having sex. His attorneys dismissed the allegations as the stepchild of a domestic civil dispute involving the purported victim.
Michael Magner, an attorney for Sadeghi, issued a statement Wednesday saying the acclaimed breast surgeon “does not own and did not drive” the car that Adams crashed.
“He believes that the car was registered to a company, Axis Ventures LLC, and is researching the registration issues further,” the statement said.
In the meantime, a state appeals court on Wednesday overturned Criminal District Court Judge Laurie White’s refusal Monday to approve a protective order that would bar Sadeghi from contact with his children.
White had granted a protective order regarding the woman Sadeghi allegedly raped and videotaped, but she denied the order covering the children.
Magner said Sadeghi would appeal the latest ruling to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Prosecutors on Monday claimed Sadeghi also kept illicit photos of children and “surreptitiously” took nude photos of patients during surgery, emailing himself pictures showing the patients’ “faces, breasts and vaginas,” according to Cannizzaro’s office.
Sadeghi’s attorneys, however, denied that any photos secured by police last summer in a search of his home showed criminal behavior. They suggested Cannizzaro’s office mistook medical “before and after” shots for pornography and shots of Sadeghi with his own children as evidence of untoward behavior.
Prosecutors have not charged Sadeghi in connection with the photos, although Assistant District Attorney Mary Glass said Monday that an investigation is ongoing and also involves state Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office.
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