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The family of deported Youngstown businessman has sold downtown business

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Eight months after Youngstown Businessman Al Adi, also known as Amer Othman, was deported back to his home country of Jordan his family has decided to sell their downtown business.

The Downtown Circle has been owned and operated by Adi's family for eight years. Family members confirmed to 21 News that the business has been sold.

There is no word yet on who the new owners are and when they will officially take over operations.

Adi's daughter said her mother, Fidaa Musleh, followed their father to Jordan. She then returned back to the United States to help the family operate the deli and convenience store, but said as a family they have since decided to cut ties with the business.

Adi's deportation sparked an outcry by local politicians who felt Adi was wrongfully targeted.

RELATED COVERAGE: ICE: Youngstown business owner will be deported

Congressman Tim Ryan used the President's State of the Union address to make a statement by leaving his guest seat open in honor of Adi.

Adi moved from Jordan to the United States when he was 19-years-old. 

Adi said his request for citizenship was denied because of "a claim that the marriage from 1979 was fraudulent." 

He said he settled down in San Diego in 1979, married his first wife, and received a green card. He then moved to Youngstown, Ohio following their divorce, and eventually met his new wife. 

They reportedly moved out of the country for several years and when they returned, Al Adi's green card was confiscated. 

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