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Case Number: 9:21-cr-00023-DWM
Judge: Donald W. Molloy
Court: United States District Court for the District of Montana (Missoula County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Missoula, MT: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with drug trafficking.
Kalynn Marie Moskaloff, 25, was charged for possession with intent to distribute meth.
The government alleged in court documents that law enforcement investigators learned that Moskaloff was involved in distributing meth in Flathead County. Several witnesses told law enforcement that they worked with Moskaloff to distribute about two pounds of meth per month for approximately one year between May 2019 and May 2020. Moskaloff bought two to three pounds of meth at a time from one of the witnesses, who estimated their meth distribution totaled about 24 pounds of the drug. Twenty-four pounds of meth is the equivalent of about 86,976 doses. During two separate traffic stops of Moskaloff in January and February 2020, law enforcement found meth and firearms in the vehicles.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer S. Clark is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by FBI’s Montana Regional Violent Crime Task Force.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to reduce violent crime. Through PSN, federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement partners in Montana focus on violent crime driven by methamphetamine trafficking, armed robbers, firearms offenses and violent offenders with outstanding warrants.
21:846=CD.F - CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE
21:841A=CD.F - POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE
18:924C.F - POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME with forfeiture allegation
Outcome: 09/17/2021 27 MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge Donald W. Molloy: Change of Plea Hearing as to Kalynn Marie Moskaloff held on 9/17/2021. AUSA Jennifer Clark appearing on behalf of the govt, CJA Counsel Jill Gannon-Nagle appearing with in-custody Defendant. AUSA Clark states essence of the plea agreement. Defendant to plead guilty to Count 2; Govt will move to dismiss Counts 1 and 3 at sentencing. Defendant sworn, confirms identity, answers questions asked by the Court. Court reviews charges, advises Defendant of rights and maximum possible penalties, and questions Defendant regarding her understanding of the same. AUSA Clark states elements of offense. Defendant makes admission of crime. AUSA Clark reviews Offer of Proof. Motion to change plea granted; Defendant pleads guilty to Count 2 of Indictment. Court finds Defendant competent, aware of charges and that plea made voluntarily; Court accepts plea. Defendant adjudged guilty of offense. PSR to be prepared. Sentencing set for January 21, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in Missoula. Defendant remanded to the custody of the USM pending further proceedings. Hearing commenced at 10:05 a.m. and concluded at 11:03 a.m. (Court Reporter: Jan Davis (via Zoom)) (USPO: J. Waller) (Law Clerk: S. Stephens) (Hearing held in Missoula) (NOS) (Entered: 09/17/2021)