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Former Caldwell Lieutenant Joseph Hoadley Denied Motion For Acquittal or New Trial

By • November 29, 2022

Former Caldwell Police Lieutenant Joey Hoadley, who was convicted on three federal charges in September of this year, has been denied his motion for acquittal or new trial in federal court.

United States District Judge Scott Skavdahl wrote,

“Having considered the trial evidence in the light most favorable to the prosecution, the Court concludes a rational jury could have found the essential elements of Counts 2, 3, and 4 beyond a reasonable doubt, and therefore Mr. Hoadley cannot prevail on his motion for judgment of acquittal under Rule 29. Additionally, having considered the issues surrounding the large production of documents shortly before the trial and the trial as a whole, the Court concludes the interests of justice do not require Mr. Hoadley be granted a new trial under Rule 33.”

Hoadley was convicted of:

  • Falsifying a record or document in a federal investigation
  • Witness tampering by harassment
  • Destroying a record to impair its use in an official proceeding

Each conviction carries a possible sentence up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

You can read about the charges and trial here, and in previous Idaho Dispatch articles: Former Caldwell Police Lieutenant Joseph Hoadley Convicted on Three Federal Charges – Idaho Dispatch

The sentencing was originally scheduled for December, but has been rescheduled for February 6, 2023.

Hoadley and his attorney have declined to comment on this matter. You can read the full judgment here.

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