Nampa Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge
BOISE – Rachel Ann Scott, 32, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. A sentencing date has not been set.
According to the plea agreement, on January 13, 2012, Scott pawned a Browning .22 semi-automatic pistol at a Boise area pawn shop. Scott pawned the firearm using the name Rachel Maleyko-Janney, and affixed her right hand index fingerprint to the pawn ticket for the firearm. Court records show that on April 11, 2003, Scott was convicted in Idaho State Court of possession of a controlled substance, a felony crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year. The government is seeking forfeiture of the firearm.
Scott faces up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with assistance by the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office.
Scott was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent and deter gun violence.