Update (October 7, 2016) – The civil complaint against Teppanyaki was dismissed.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two weeks ago, investigators in Marion County served search warrants at two Indianapolis Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet locations.
Now court documents shed light on the reason behind those investigations.
According to court documents from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, about $639,000 was seized from bank accounts in connection with the investigation, which included the Indianapolis raids along with others in Fort Wayne and Terre Haute.
The court documents allege the operation of a corrupt enterprise, racketeering and money laundering that resulted in the failure to pay required state taxes. More than 20 defendants are listed in the documents.
The filing asks the court to order the restaurants to forfeit money and property seized, among other requests.
No criminal charges have been filed in the case so far, according to the prosecutor’s office.