Matthew Hale files motion seeking an acquittal

White supremacist Matthew Hale has filed a motion seeking an acquittal on charges that he solicited the murder of a federal judge. Hale says in the motion made public yesterday that the government may have altered a key undercover recording that led to his conviction.

The East Peoria man was found guilty in April of trying to solicit the murder of U-S District Judge Joan Lefkow and obstruction of justice.

Hale says he thought his security chief was talking about a lawyer and not the judge when he asked about “exterminating” the person.

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Hale says he’s entitled to an acquittal if there’s any reasonable doubt that Lefkow was the intended target.


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