According to CBS46, Gladys Knight’s son, Shanga Hankerson, is accused of running a criminal enterprise. The state said he did not pay taxes and employee withholdings for more than 10 years and now owes more than $1 million to the state. The money was allegedly used to pay for his children’s private school education and his three vehicles. Hankerson is facing six racketeering charges.
Award-winning singer Gladys Knight is not involved in the investigation and only lent her name to her son’s restaurant.