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The husband-and-wife owners of a Korean restaurant in Sterling Heights have been charged with evading more than $165,000 in sales tax, according to the Michigan Attorney General’s Office.

Ki Yon Ahn, 73, and Seo Jong Yoo, 62, were charged with filing false tax returns and with possessing a “zapper” — an electronic device that creates false sales-tax records, according to a news release. 

The couple are owners of Chung Ki Wa, which has operated for at least a decade on 2101 15 Mile Road at DeQuindre, according to online reviews by diners, who mostly praised the eatery’s food and large portions. Ki Yon Ahn, reached Thursday at his restaurant, first said he didn’t speak English, then added: “You talk to my lawyer. Wait a second” before taking a reporter’s name and phone number. But his lawyer Michael Rex, based in Bloomfield Hills, did not contact the Free Press, which