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MacKenzie Richard Keene Joiner And Austin Leo Timothy Hagman Sentenced In U.S. District Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

The United States Attorney(s Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on October 30, 2013, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, MACKENZIE RICHARD KEENE JOINER, age 29, and AUSTIN LEO TIMOTHY HAGMAN, age 23, residents of Missoula, were each sentenced.

JOINER was sentenced to the following term:

  • ison: 46 months
  • ecial Assessment: $100
  • pervised Release: 4 years

HAGMAN was sentenced to the following term:

  • ison: 36 months
  • ecial Assessment: $100
  • pervised Release: 4 years

They were sentenced in connection with their guilty pleas to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

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

Beginning in approximately the spring of 2011 and continuing through February of 2013, the defendants distributed cocaine throughout the Missoula area. A CI (CI#1) would have testified that each defendant received more than 500 grams of cocaine from him/her during this period for redistribution in Missoula. A second CI (CI#2) would have testified and confirmed this information.

Finally, a third CI (CI#3) would have testified to receiving narcotics from JOINER and would further have testified that s/he knew that JOINER and HAGMAN worked together and that they and PANIAN received their drugs from CI#1.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that he will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, he 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 conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated January 14, 2015