A SALINAS BUSINESS MAN CONVICTED OF INSURANCE FRAUD AND TAX EVASION WAS SENTENCED ON FRIDAY.    33 YEAR OLD RICARDO CASILLAS WAS SENTENCED TO 3-HUNDRED DAYS IN JAIL AND 10 YEARS PROBATION AFTER HE FAILED TO FILE PAYROLL TAX RETURNS IN ORDER TO EVADE TAXES, AND ALTERING INFORMATION TO OBTAIN A LOWER WORKERS COMPENSATION PREMIUM.    HE WAS ALSO ORDERED TO PAY 60-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES AND OVER 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RESTITUTION TO THE E-D-D.  ANOTHER RESTITUTION HEARING IS SET FOR APRIL 25TH.

 

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A MOTORCYCLIST WAS KILLED ON HIGHWAY 9 SUNDAY MORNING.   SOURCES SAY THAT AROUND 11:15 A-M A GROUP OF MOTORCYCLES WERE SOUTHBOUND 6 MILES NORTH OF BOULDER CREEK.  WHEN A 29 YEAR OLD CAMPBELL MAN SWERVED INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC, COLLIDING HEAD ON WITH A 1 VEHICLE, AND THEN WAS (BEING) HIT BY ANOTHER VEHICLE, HE WAS DECLARED DEAD AT THE SCENE.    A 2ND MOTORCYCLIST, A 63 YEAR OLD APTOS  MAN WAS AIR LIFTED TO A BAY AREA TRAUMA CENTER AFTER CRASHING INTO THE 1ST DOWNED MOTORCYCLE.   HIGHWAY 9 WAS CLOSED FOR OVER 2 HOURS AS THE C-H-P CLEARED THE ROADWAY , THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION. 

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A MOTORCYCLIST WAS KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT ON A CARMEL VALLEY ROADWAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON LAURELESS GRADE CLOSE TO CARMEL VALLEY ROAD. SOURCES SAY THAT AT AROUND 2:30 P-M, A WOMAN’S MOTORCYCLE CROSSED THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINE STRIKING THE REAR OF AN ONCOMING VEHICLE.  THE ROAD WAS COMPLETELY CLOSED FOR 2 HOURS WHILE THE FATAL ACCIDENT WAS INVESTIGATED. THE VICTIM’S IDENTITY IS BEING WITHHELD PEND NOTIFICATION OF FAMILY MEMBERS.

 

 

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