DENHAM SPRINGS - The son of a motorcycle shop owner in Livingston Parish is accused of running a seven-year money laundering scheme at the family business.
Kevin Paul Calmes faces federal charges and Calmes Motorsports in Denham Springs faces millions in fines.
Federal officials handed down the indictment after a raid by the I.R.S. and the F.B.I. in October.
Federal investigators say Calmes conspired with people who wanted to buy motorcycles with drug-cash.
This was done in an effort to avoid tax-reporting and other rules that try to stop drug money from being hidden in financial transactions.
Calmes and his business are charged with money laundering, structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements and failing to file reports on receipts greater than $10,000.