Home detention for Raq Shaq owner
Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:00 AM
An owner of the former Raq Shaq was sentenced Tuesday to two years of community corrections followed by two years of probation.
Tara N. Johnson, 23, pleaded guilty to corrupt business influence, a Class C felony. Prosecutors filed charges against Johnson in April 2012, after an investigation revealed unpaid sales taxes from the Raq Shaq, a former novelty shop on the hilltop.
Johnson will spend two years on direct placement to home detention, followed by two years of probation. Prosecutor Chad Lewis said her age, her recent employment and her young children were all factors that resulted in the probated sentence.
Johnson's husband, Keith Bilz, was sentenced to serve time in prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to dealing drugs out of the Raq Shaq.