Posted: Jun 12, 2013 5:18 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2013 5:39 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against Leroy Mitchan, the third defendant accused of a form of money laundering involving Nice Guys Auto in Corpus Christi.
Prosecutors say Mitchan is part of a conspiracy to deposit more than $100,000 in cash in smaller transactions to avoid scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service.
Kimberly Davis, the owner of the auto lot and Mr. Nice Guy's smoke shop, and Justin Colmenero, a real estate agent are also under indictment on the same charges.
Prosecutors plan to present evidence at trial concerning transactions over $450,000 handled by the defendants.
All three face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Last month, federal agents searched four businesses and homes linked to the defendants. We're told agents found synthetic marijuana, THC oil, a stolen gun, and a large amount of cash. Agents also towed all the cars off the lot of Nice Guys Auto on Everhart.
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more