Court Documents: Restaurant Owners Skimming MIllions of Dollars in Cash from Restaurants 

Federal prosecutors want the owners of Chinese restaurants in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to forfeit more than $153,000 seized from bank accounts in Maine. The Zhang organization has been under investigation since 2007. It’s accused of hiring and harboring illegal aliens, lying on federal tax returns and skimming millions of dollars in cash from its restaurants. Among its holdings are the Twin Super Buffet in Brewer and Super China Buffet in Waterville. It also owns a home in Brewer that authorities say was used as a safe-house for illegal aliens. Court documents say the illegal workers were paid up to $2,000 a month in cash with no taxes withheld. No one’s been charged.