Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffle Restaurants Raided by Authorities

Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffle Restaurants Raided by Authorities

Wednesday, 22 June 2016
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Uh oh, things aren’t looking too good for Gladys Knight. All of her Chicken & Waffle joints were raided, not to mention shut down, in Atlanta. And it all happened right before lunch time when folks were getting ready to partake.

So here’s what happened: The Georgia Department of Revenue reportedly issued an investigation about Knight’s son, Shanga Hankerson. Hankerson is said to be the one that actually runs the chain of restaurants.

Word on the street is that while the raid was being conducted both the customers and employees were told to exit. After they left the premises, several agents went to town on the restaurant. They snatched files, computers and contents from safes that were at the establishment.

Gladys Knights’ Chicken & Waffles Restaurant Fails Inspection

It’s being reported that Shanga is allegedly being investigated over million dollars in revenue is missing from the business. Authorities are saying that Gladys’ specifically is not in any danger here; it’s her son.

An agent by the name of Josh Waites weighed in on the matter stating: “Shanga’s accused of stealing over $650,000 in both sales and withholding tax. (With) penalties and interest, it’s up to over $1 million owed. We’ve had over two dozen payment plans with him and he’s defaulted on every single one.”

Someone from Gladys Knight’s team spoke out to clear her name. They stated: “Gladys Knight lent her name to her son’s restaurants in the Atlanta area, similar to a celebrity endorsement. Ms. Knight was not involved in any way with the operation of the restaurants and she is sure that her son and his business partners will rectify the situation. As always, her main concern is for her family’s well-being and she is making sure the family has the guidance they need to assess the situation and move forward.”

Damn Gina, that’s a lot of money. Hope they work it out.

source: wbstv

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