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Nicholas Kojetin Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on September 22, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, NICHOLAS KOJETIN, a resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. KOJETIN was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 24 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 3 years

KOJETIN was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute ecstasy and distribution of ecstasy.

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 ecstasy and distribution of ecstasy in the Billings area.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that KOJETIN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, KOJETIN does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.

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.



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