(Livingston Daily) It has been eight months since the Internal Revenue Service seized more than $35,000 from the bank account of Tarik “Terry” Dehko’s grocery store in Fraser.

Dehko was not charged with a crime, but the IRS, according to court records, claims he violated federal law with the type of cash deposits he made into the store’s bank account, which the government drained in January.

Dehko and his daughter, Sandy Thomas, who works part time at the store — Schott’s Market on East 14 Mile Road — filed suit in federal court Wednesday in an attempt to get the case before a judge. They want their money returned, and they want to stop similar actions in the future.

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