Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hadley Pleads Guilty

Steven Hadley, 32, of Port Republic, now faces a five-year suspended sentence under the plea agreement.

He was originally charged with four counts of official misconduct Sept. 24, 2013, the same day he was critically injured when his pickup left the Garden State Parkway and struck a tree.

Today, he pleaded to one count, with the others dismissed. The plea took place before the case went to a grand jury, so Hadley had not been indicted.
He admitted in court that from April to May 2013, the woman -- identified only as J.N. -- was an informant for him, and made drug purchases. During that time, he also had a sexual relationship with her.
"You understand that that constitutes official misconduct?" attorney Joseph Levin asked him.
Hadley, now paralyzed in a wheelchair, replied yes.

Following the fiery crash, Hadley spent seven months in the hospital and his injuries are considered permanent, First Assistant Prosecutor Diane Ruberton said.

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