Chicago crime: Michael Johnston, ex-CEO of Schubas Tavern, Lincoln Hall pleads guilty to recording nude nanny with hidden cameras

Chicago crime: Michael Johnston, ex-CEO of Schubas Tavern, Lincoln Hall pleads guilty to recording nude nanny with hidden cameras

CHICAGO — The previous CEO and president of Schubas Tavern and Lincoln Corridor has pleaded responsible to secretly recording nude photos of three girls utilizing hidden cameras.

Michael Johnston, 39, pleaded responsible on Oct. 11 to a rely of unauthorized videotaping in three separate instances, in accordance with court docket information.

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Decide Lawrence Flood sentenced Johnston to 2 years of probation and 50 hours of group service, information present.

An legal professional for Johnston stated his shopper declined to remark when reached by cellphone Tuesday.

Johnston co-founded the music label Audiotree and bought Schubas and Lincoln Corridor in 2015 along with his father William Johnston. Michael Johnston was fired as CEO and president final yr, days after he was criminally charged.

His former nanny, recognized in court docket as Jane Doe, additionally sued Michael Johnston and his spouse, Kelly Johnston searching for greater than $75,000 in damages. The nanny alleged the couple employed her and invited her to make use of non-public areas of the home, the place she was filmed bare by hidden cameras.

The lawsuit acknowledged that two weeks after the girl was employed in 2019, Kelly Johnston instructed her to prepare a field in a bed room closet that contained intercourse toys, making the girl really feel “extraordinarily uncomfortable.”

Earlier than the couple left the girl to observe their dwelling whereas they have been out of city, Kelly Johnston inspired the nanny and her pal to make use of a jacuzzi bathtub within the grasp rest room. The nanny later discovered hidden cameras after she observed one in every of them in an image body pointed at a bath, the go well with acknowledged.

Video from the digicam confirmed Michael Johnston standing within the bathtub and reviewing the video on a cellphone to verify it was positioned correctly, the lawsuit acknowledged.

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An legal professional representing two girls in civil fits in opposition to Johnston and his spouse stated each have been nonetheless pending Tuesday.

The ladies declined to touch upon the result within the prison case by means of the legal professional.

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