Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Ohio

Q: What happens to a business if the sole proprietor goes to prison for sexual misconduct with a minor?

I have been managing the business for 7 years and would like additional advice on how to legally take ownership of the business if he gets incarcerated. No charges have been filed yet, but I would like to keep my job, as well as keep the jobs of all the other employees who work there.

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Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Technically, nothing. But a business without someone at the helm is seriously endangered. I would suggest you all get together with the owner and a lawyer to ensure the business operations will pass on to someone trusted. Obviously, the boss here needs a lawyer for the criminal side too.

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