Adam Kidan pleaded guilty to conspiracy and fraud on December 15, 2005, and "two other felony counts were dropped. He could receive up to 10 years in federal prison at sentencing March 1[, 2006]," Curt Anderson reported for the Associated Press. "Kidan's plea bargain is likely to require that he cooperate in the case against [Jack] Abramoff involving the SunCruz Casinos deal and perhaps even testify against his old partner."
"[P]ressure on Kidan [had] been growing since August , when he and once-powerful Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff were charged in a federal indictment with defrauding lenders in their $147 million purchase of Boulis' SunCruz in 2000." 
See "The Boulis Timeline" posted September 28, 2005, by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
"Prior to his ownership of Dial-A-Mattress, Adam Kidan was managing partner of a New York City law firm where he specialized in corporate matters. Also while in New York, he owned a chain of bagel stores. Prior to practicing law, he was appointed president of the Four Freedoms Foundation, where he organized economic development programs for Eastern Europe and developed fundraising programs.
"Kidan currently serves on the board of directors of the Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation and Greater D.C. Cares and on the Women's Issues Leadership Committee of the Washington Hospital Center. He is also a member of the board of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, Greater Washington Urban League and chairman of the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee." --April 7, 1998, Press Release, George Washington University, Hoffman Lecture Series.
- Pat Lopes, "From the Horse's Mouth. Mattress company owner steps up to the mike to do his own radio ads," Washington Business Journal, March 16, 1998.
- Leslie Walker, "Losing Sleep in a Mattress War," Washington Post, April 1, 1999.
- Pat Lopes Harris, "Mattress king puts it to bed. Dial-A-Mattress CEO sells franchise to parent company," Washington Business Journal, July 5, 1999.
- Steve Huettel, "New owners board SunCruz. A group of gambling and entertainment executives promises to try to steer clear of the trouble that the previous owner had with state regulators," St. Petersburg Times, September 28, 2000.
- Adrain Sainz, "Business man ambushed, killed," Associated Press (lmtonline.com), February 8, 2001.
- Jeff Shields, "Friends, associates of Boulis shocked, concerned, silent," Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 9, 2001: "SunCruz president Adam Kidan, who said Boulis had threatened to kill him, was traveling overseas on Thursday and wouldn't disclose which country he was in when reached on his cell phone. He declined to comment on Boulis' death, referring to Tuesday's company statement "out of respect" for Boulis."
- "SunCruz may lose name," Las Vegas Sun, June 21, 2001.
- Michael Freedman, "Going for Broke," Forbes Magazine, September 17, 2001: Gaming: "With help from a high-powered lobbyist, Adam Kidan planned to build a global casino empire. A mountain of debt and a grisly murder got in his way."
- "Sun Cruz Files Suit Against Reputed Mob Member. Suit Seeks To Recover Money Allegedly Paid For Murder Of Gus Boulis," Local 10 (Ft. Lauderdale, Miami), December 14, 2001.
- Susan Schmidt and James V. Grimaldi, "Untangling a Lobbyist's Stake in a Casino Fleet. With Millions of Dollars Unaccounted for, Another Federal Investigation Targets Abramoff," Washington Post, May 1, 2005.
- "The Missing $23 Million," Washington Post, May 1, 2005.
- "Jack Abramoff Indicted for Bank Fraud in Connection with Purhcase of Suncruz Gambling Ships. Rep. Bob Ney Directly Assisted Indicted Lobbyist with Purchase - Received Donations from Abramoff and Kidan Shortly Thereafter. Staffers for Rep. DeLay and Sen. Burns Took Junket on Suncruz," Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), August 11, 2005.
- "Adam R. Kidan and Jack A. Abramoff Indicted on Charges of Conspiracy and Wire Fraud," U.S. Newswire, August 11, 2005.
- Michael Freedman, "Busted Flush," Forbes Magazine, August 12, 2005.
- James V. Grimaldi, "Abramoff Indicted in Casino Boat Purchase. Lobbyist, Associate Charged With Fraud," Washington Post, August 12, 2005.
- Caroline Daniel, "Abramoff in Court on Charges of Fraud", Financial Times, August 12, 2005.
- Philip Shenon, "U.S. Fraud Charge for Top Lobbyist," New York Times, August 12, 2005.
- David Wallace-Wells, "Abramoff Goes Down," Slate, August 12, 2005.
- Carl Jones and Catherine Wilson, "Indicted Lobbyist Abramoff and Partner Reject Fraud Charges," National Law Journal (law.com), August 15, 2005.
- "Ohio Congressman vouched for indicted Abramoff pal," Indianz.com, August 16, 2005.
- "Lobbyist pleads not guilty in casino fraud case. Abramoff also under scrutiny for paying DeLay's travel expenses," Reuters (MSNBC), August 29, 2005.
- Julie Kay, "In Abramoff Fraud Case, Early Jostling for Position," National Law Journal (law.com), August 31, 2005.
- "Key dates in Abramoff's and Kidan's involvement with SunCruz," Associated Press (Bradenton, FL, Herald Today), September 24, 2005.
- "Lobbyist accused in SunCruz says ex-partner to blame," Associated Press (Daytona Beach News Journal), September 26, 2005.
- Wanda J. DeMarzo and Jay Weaver, "4 years later, 3 jailed in Boulis murder case. Police charged three men in the 2001 shooting death of Gus Boulis. Two have ties to the man who led the purchase of SunCruz Casinos from Boulis, police said," Miami Herald, September 28, 2005.
- Dan Christensen, "More arrests expected in Boulis case," Miami Herald, September 28, 2005: "Police say one is a John Gotti associate, the second a gangster wannabe, the third a gofer. All have been charged in one of Broward County's most baffling crimes."
- Fred Grimm, "Mob-style hit here reminiscent of bad old Vegas," Miami Herald, September 29, 2005.
- Wanda J. DeMarzo and Evan S. Benn, "Records show start of alleged Boulis plot," Miami Herald, September 29, 2005: "Newly released court records introduced a new player into the Gus Boulis murder saga. It is a man -- as yet uncharged -- who allegedly was solicited to kill the gambling tycoon."
- Wanda J. DeMarzo and Jay Weaver, Profile: "Kidan's tale `stranger than fiction'," Miami Herald, October 2, 2005: "The New York entrepreneur who purchased SunCruz Casinos finds himself in the middle of the police probe of the gangland-style hit on SunCruz's former owner, Gus Boulis."
- Jon Burstein, Tonya Alanez, and Sean Gardiner, "Man held in Boulis slaying incriminates fellow suspects," Sun-Sentinel (South Florida), November 24, 2005: "Moscatiello incriminated his two co-defendants in the Boulis murder case, saying they both told him they carried out the hit on the business tycoon. ... Moscatiello, 67, said Fiorillo also told him that Ferrari ordered the hit after getting a call from New York businessman Adam Kidan, according to court filings. Kidan had been fighting with Boulis for control of SunCruz Casino, a cruise ship gambling operation based out of Dania Beach."
- Curt Anderson, "Former Abramoff colleague pleads guilty in boat scheme. Plea bargain might require him to testify against indicted lobbyist," Associated Press (Chron.com), December 15, 2005.
- Abby Goodnough, "Casino Partner Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case," New York Times, December 16, 2005.
- pdf link to docket of case 05cr60204
- Sean Gardiner, "In the Beginning, There Was Adam. The man who helped bring Abramoff down goes to prison for his own nefarious deeds," Village Voice, October 24, 2006.