12 Years for Reggie Johnson
Written by Alexander Zammit
Tuesday, 26 October 2010 22:41
Former super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Reggie Johnson has received a 12 year prison sentence on a felony theft charge according to the Houston Chronicle. He was convicted of taking more than $120,000 from Houston Area Urban League to put on a series of boxing camps, which never took place.
Johnson was indicted on March 18, 2008 for a second degree felony of theft of $120,000. The funds were grant money distributed through the Urban League from the Red Cross to aid children displaced by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Johnson, doing business as “Pugilistic Drama, Inc.” was supposed to put on a series of camps helping more than 40 children, but the camps never materialized.