Mei Ya "Sandy" Zhang, manager of the Twin Super Buffet in Brewer claims that harassment by the feds following her arrest last month is behind her decision to close the restaurant on Feb. 25, according to the Bangor Daily News. Zhang, a member of the family that owns a total of a dozen eateries in New England including Kon Asian Bistro in Portland, New China Super Buffet in Lewiston and Super China Buffet in Waterville (currently closed) "was arrested on Jan. 16 and charged with conspiracy and aiding and abetting harboring of illegal aliens for commercial advantage and private financial gain." She is free on $10,000 bond.
In a 13-month period, they came in three times, she said. All three times they came in, there was no illegal [activity], but they still come in ... [Zhang] said a second reason the business is closing is because the lease is up, which is the reason listed on a sign put up this week at the Brewer restaurant. She said she will help run the Super China Buffet ... which will reopen soon.
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