Saturday, May 18 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:58:17 GMT
JEFF AMYAssociated PressLouisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work. While the labor force was basically flat, according to the federalMore >>
Louisiana's unemployment rate rose in April for the fourth straight month, as fewer people reported having work.More >>
A judge has denied Kevin Calmes a request for a new trial and ordered him to report to jail February 6, 2013 to begin his 30 month sentence.
Calmes and Calmes Motorsports were sentenced for their convictions in August 2012. Kevin Calmes was convicted of money laundering, one count of failure to file required reports of cash transactions, and three counts of structuring transactions in order to evade cash reporting requirements.
Calmes Motorsports was convicted of one count of failure to file required reports of cash transactions and three counts of structuring transactions in order to evade cash reporting requirements.
Calmes had filed a request for a new trial claiming the discovery of new evidence. United States District Judge Lance Africk, in a six page opinion, rejected Calmes' request.
Kevin Calmes was sentenced to 30 months in prison, two years of supervised release, and forfeiture of all property involved in, or used to facilitate, the money laundering and structuring transactions, including forfeiture of nearly $25,000 associated with the sale of two particular motorcycles.
According to court records, Calmes negotiated and knowingly approved of sales with known drug traffickers, and took various actions to conceal their spending of large amounts of cash generated from narcotics trafficking. He was the sales manager of Calmes Motorsports, L.L.C.
Calmes Motorsports, L.L.C. was sentenced to pay a fine of $500,000, placed on probation for three years, and ordered to forfeit property involved in, or used to facilitate, the money laundering and structuring transactions. As a condition of probation, the company was also sentenced to certain conditions which will monitor their finances and business operation.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:11:43 GMT
(NASA/CNN) - NASA scientists recorded a powerful explosion on the moon recently. A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17. The impact was so powerful the flash of brightMore >>
A meteoroid struck the lunar surface at speeds of 56,000 mph on March 17.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >>
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >>