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Nicholas Kojetin Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Cour

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings on May 5, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, NICHOLAS KOJETIN, a resident of Billings, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute ecstacy and distribution of ecstacy. Sentencing has been set for August 4, 2010. He is currently released on special conditions.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Seykora, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

In 2008, KOJETIN was involved in a conspiracy with other individuals to possess with the intent to distribute ecstacy and distribution of ecstacy in the Billings area.

KOJETIN faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Billings Big Sky Safe Streets Task Force and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force.

A copy of the Offer of Proof can be obtained by contacting Sally Frank at (406) 247-4638.



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