Grocer accuses Feds of seizing his bank account for no good reason in lawsuit
Tarik Dehko says he is proud to have managed the family business for 35 years, but it got tough 8 months ago when IRS agents walked in the store.
“They told me, ‘We took money from your account.’ I said, ‘How you going to just take money from my account?” said Dehko.
They emptied the businesses bank account, taking more than $36,000.
Dehko says agents told him they noticed he never deposited more than $10,000 in his bank account at a time. Banks report deposits over $10,000 to the IRS. The IRS said his habits were evidence he was trying to launder money.
Dehko says he explained to them that he makes the smaller deposits for two legitimate reasons. One reason is he doesn’t make a ton of money. The other reason is that his insurance policy only covers losses below $10,000. As a result he would never send a worker to the bank with more than is insured.
When is the American public going to be protected from this kind of crap?
This guy had no day in court.
No charges brought upon him.
How would you feel if your bank account was wiped out, just because?