IRS agents on Wednesday raided a building on North Saint Clair Street in Downtown Toledo. Shortly before noon, agent's from the IRS' Criminal Investigation Division, clad in bulletproof vests, descended upon 19 S. St Clair St. and entered the building.
The building houses Frickers Restaurant, North Haven Development Group, Commercial Energy Products, Savage and Associates and Success Marketing Group.
The agents would not tell WNWO News which business it is investigating. They said the documents are sealed in Federal Court.
An IRS spokesman confirmed Thursday that the investigation was not a tax seizure and was criminal in nature. He added that the warrant and all documents related to the case remained under seal.
Frickers Restaurant continued to operate as agents went about their business and the manager informed WNWO that the restaurant was not a target of the investigation.
WNWO was advised by Luke Nachtrab, owner of North Haven Development, that North Haven was no longer at that address and that they were not a target of the investigation.
Ari Siegel, listed as president of Commercial Energy Products on the company's website, contacted WNWO to state that neither he nor his company was the target of the investigation.
When asked if he knew who owned or operated Success Marketing Group, he stated that that person was being done a "grave injustice," and had retained counsel. The owner of Success Marketing Group plans to sue the IRS, Mr. Siegel said.
When asked who owned Success Marketing Group, Mr. Siegel claimed he did not know.
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