To increase his chances of prevailing, Sirdah met with board member Jeremy “Jerry” Clark and promised to reward him if the board approved Sirdah’s petition, Horn said.
In November 2012, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved Sirdah’s nightclub and Sirdah paid Clark $2,000 and donated $1,500 to a nonprofit with which Clark was involved, Horn said.
Clark, 42, of Lithonia, pleaded guilty on Feb. 19 to accepting a bribe from Sirdah. Clark is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30 at 10 a.m. before U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May.
May is scheduled to sentence Sirdah on June 15 at 11 a.m.