Update on Mysterious FBI Raid on Bray's Hamburgers: Owner is Being Deported
There's more to the mystery FBI raid on the legendary Bray's Hamburgers in Westland on Thursday. The FBI has been mum.
But the Detroit News reports that the owner of the hamburger joint, Tomo Duhanaj, is a former Albanian freedom fighter who is in the U.S. illegally and is being deported to his homeland.
The FBI raided the popular hamburger spot along with other places including the Capital Coney diner on West Eight Mile in Ferndale, which Duhanaj was listed as a principal in 2010.
"Tomo Duhanaj is currently in removal proceedings. He remains free from custody and is required to check in regularly while the agency works to effectuate his removal," Khaalid Walls, a spokesman with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement told the News on Friday.
No one was arrested during the Thursday raids, but witnesses did see agents carrying out materials from Bray's. The FBI declined to tell the News whether Duhanaj was the actually focus of the raid.
The News reports that Duhanaj has owned Bray's since 2011, nine years after he came to the U.S. illegally.