Federal agents seized the bank account of the owners of Mystic Pizza.
It appears the owners of the pizzeria, made famous by a movie starring Julia Roberts, are in legal trouble.
According to a legal notice published in the New London Day, the United States Treasury Department seized $63,000 on Jan. 20 from the account of John, George and Christos Zelepos, the family that owns Mystic Pizza, LLC.
The legal notice made reference to a statute that concerns money laundering.
Customers who frequent the restaurant made famous with the 1988 movie with the same title as the name of the restaurant can't believe it.
"It's a shock," said Bill Furman of Newington.
"I've come down here for years, I've talked to the owners from time to time, and they seem like decent people," said Les Furman, also of Newington.
The seizure notice says any person claiming an ownership interest in the property must file a claim on or before 30 days from the date of the last publication, which is April 19, 2012. Otherwise, the property will be forfeited and disposed of according to law.
According to the statute, if found guilty the owners could lose the money, be fined and face prison time.
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