9/21/16 – 7:31 A.M.
A former Findlay businessman has avoided prison time. The Lima News reports Tim DeHaven pleaded guilty to seven felony charges Tuesday. He was then entered into a diversion program for nonviolent offenders.
The charges against DeHaven included failure to file tax returns. In a previous interview with the newspaper, DeHaven admitted to owing back taxes and said he would pay them back. He added he had fallen behind after he suffered serious complications following surgery and his wife’s battle with cancer.
Under the deal, DeHaven must pay $4,000 in unpaid taxes and complete 100 hours of community service. The state will dismiss the charges when he completes the program.
DeHaven is the former owner of DeHaven Home and Garden Showplace in Findlay. There is still a location in Lima.
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