On March 28, a federal indictment named his wife, Patsy Gail Salinas — the same person who posted the $15,000 cash deposit that got Casimiro Salinas out on bail earlier this year.
The indictment accuses her of a “pattern of illegal activity involving more than $100,000 in a 12-month period of time.”
The charges against Casimiro Salinas, with the exception of this newest one, remain essentially the same as the prior indictment. He was scheduled to be arraigned on this new indictment Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Corpus Christi.
Casimiro Salinas, better know as Casey, is charged in the multi-count indictment, originally filed Feb. 8 and refiled most recently on March 28, that includes possessing the 66.88 kilograms of cocaine but also the possession of a revolver and ammunition.
The first two counts of the indictment, filed in federal court, accuse the 61-year-old Bee County man of not only possessing but also intending to distribute the cocaine, which was found in his vehicle on Jan. 10. Court records show that Salinas was stopped by Border Patrol agents working a checkpoint 13 miles south of Falfurrias on Jan. 10.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety investigators, a pound of cocaine sells for about $9,600. That would bring the total value of the drugs seized, 147.45 pounds, to $1,415,520.
Casimiro was initially released after his arrest in January following the posting of $150,000 bail by Patsy Salinas.
His bond was revoked shortly thereafter following a raid on his home at La Loca Ranch in the 2600 block of Carr Road. Federal agents, court records showed, found a Rossi revolver and ammunition inside the home — a violation of the conditions of his bond.
This latest indictment also includes a notice that the federal prosecutors will seek the forfeiture of several pieces of property they say were owned by Casimiro Salinas.
Included in this list of property is that of Carlos Garcia’s Tire Shop.
Casimiro Salinas, according to prior stories, owns the property and building at this location. He does not own the business though.
The business itself is owned by Carlos Garcia.
Other property listed is at 305 S. Archer St., 301 E. Catherine St., 308 Alta Vista St. and at 2651 and 2663 Carr Road, all in Beeville.
Property on the seizure list isn’t all in this area though.
Court documents show that Casimiro Salinas also owns property in Las Vegas.
The Pacific Homes at the Trails is a condo subdivision-style living area. Casimiro Salinas, according to court documents, is shown to own two “living units.”
While the value of these units listed in the indictment wasn’t available, condos listed for sale in the subdivision ranged in value from $90,000 to $130,000.
Jason Collins is the editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 121, or at editor@mySouTex.com.