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Popular Abilene Japanese restaurant reopens, investigation continues

By Jason Goodwin, News Director, jgoodwin@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:10:53 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 17 2013 12:38:52 PM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

A popular Japanese restaurant reopened in south Abilene on Thursday, a day after it was reported federal agents were conducting an investigation into the restaurant's operations.

On Wednesday, Carl Rusnok with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office said  federal agents are conducting an investigation into Bonzai Japanese Steak House .

It remained unclear Thursday why the agents were involved in a probe of the business.

ICE along with other federal agencies are investigating. Rusnok declined to say why Bonzai under investigation.

The restaurant was temporarily ordered to close.

Abilene Police assisted the federal agents with their investigation.