Feds seize $60,000 from Mystic Pizza owners

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Posted: Mar 8, 2012 12:34 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Mystic Pizza, U.S. Treasury Department, bank account, Julia Roberts, movie, John Zelepos, George Zelepos, Christos Zelepos, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, WBRZ

MYSTIC, Conn. - The U.S. Treasury Department has seized more than $60,000 from a bank account of the owners of the Mystic Pizza restaurant made famous in a 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts.

The Day of New London reports that federal authorities took the money from the account of John Zelepos, George Zelepos and Christos Zelepos in January after a criminal investigation by the Internal Revenue Service. IRS officials refused to disclose details of the investigation or why the money was seized.

The seizure was revealed this week in a legal notice published in the newspaper.

The Zelepos family owns Mystic Pizza in Mystic, Mystic Pizza II in North Stonington and the Mystic Pizza Food Co. No one answered the phones at the restaurants Thursday, and the owners didn't immediately return messages.

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