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Docs: Asian buffet raids linked to racketeering, money laundering, tax evasion

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Civil complaints for forfeiture have been filed by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, linking recent FBI raids of several Asian eateries to possible racketeering, money laundering and tax evasion.

Court documents show that several bank accounts were seized related to the recent raids at Teppanyaki Grill locations statewide. Two location in Indianapolis, as well as one in Lafayette, one in Fort Wayne and a Hokkaido Restaurant in Terre Haute were raided.

More than $639,000 was seized from several accounts, including one that only contained $5.

More than 20 defendants were listed on court documents.

No criminal charges have been filed at this time.

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