IHOP restaurants raided by federal agencies

IHOP restaurants raided by federal agencies

FBI, IRS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement conduct investigation under sealed indictment

Seven IHOP restaurants in Ohio and Indiana were raided by federal agents on Tuesday under a sealed indictment.

Patrick Lenow, a spokesman for Glendale, Calif.-based parent company DineEquity Inc., said the company was aware of the multi-agency investigation that reportedly included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, and Internal Revenue Service agents.

Lenow said the investigation involved a single franchisee, whom he declined

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