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Calmes given 30 months in jail for money laundering

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Posted: Nov 29, 2012 11:00 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Nov 29, 2012 11:00 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, judge, federal, jury, denham springs, kevin calmes, calmes motorsports, money, laundering, drug, money

BATON ROUGE - A federal judge sentenced Denham Springs businessman Kevin Calmes to 30 months in prison and a $25,000 fine today after his conviction on money laundering charges, according to the U. S. Attorney's Office.

In August, a federal jury found Calmes guilty on five of the eight charges he faced, including failing to file proper IRS paperwork and structuring his business to evade detection. Calmes Motorsports, his business, was also found guilty of those same charges.

Federal prosecutors said Calmes sold motorcycles to drug dealers, who would use the transaction to turn drug money into "clean" money.

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