The federal court has revoked the supervised release of a woman in a counterfeiting of money case and ordered her to spend 12 months and one day in jail for, among other violations, using methamphetamine or “ice.”
At a revocation hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona Manglona ordered that upon release from jail, defendant Kisha Lyn Masga King shall be placed on supervised release for 15 months.
Manglona ordered King to pay a $400 special assessment fee, participate in a substance abuse program, and refrain from the use of poker machines and entering poker or game establishments, among other conditions.
The U.S. Probation Office moved to revoke the probation of King for violating some terms and conditions.
Assistant U.S. attorney Garth Backe expressed concern regarding King's failure to appear at the family counseling session Monday night.
Backe requested for the defendant to undergo a drug test that same day.
The prosecutor noted that the last two positive tests were detected within the last 12 months. He alleged that King may have tampered with the samples provided to probation for drug testing.
Court-appointed counsel Matthew Smith stated that King failed to appear at her family counseling session because some family members were not able to attend.
Smith said King was prepared to admit to some violations.
King admitted that she failed to refrain from the unlawful use and/or possess a controlled substance. She also admitted she failed to refrain from the use of poker machines and entering a poker or game establishments.
Backe recommended that King be sentenced to more jail time instead of more time on supervised release.
Smith recommended a home detention sentence.
In June 2009, the federal court imposed a three-year probation sentence on King who, along with two men, was involved in the passing of counterfeit bills to some stores on Saipan.
In September 2009, the court revoked King's probation for committing violations, including using “ice.”
The court ordered the defendant to spend nine months in prison. The court also ordered that she be placed on a 27-month probation after serving the jail term.