Former chief claims evidence against him wasn’t enough

Former Shenandoah Police Chief Matthew Nestor / Gustavo Martínez MOJADO CITIZEN

Matthew Nestor does not want to go to jail. His attorneys filed a motion Monday claiming that their client’s conviction was not supported by enough evidence. The Republican Herald in Pottsville reports that Nestor’s attorneys demanded Judge Richard A. Caputo to overturn the guilty verdict or grant the former chief of police another trial.

On Thursday, a federal jury found Nestor guilty of aiding and abetting in the conspiracy by filing false police reports. Along with him, former lieutenant William Moyer was found guilty of lying to the FBI. The third former policeman tried with them, Jason Hayes, was acquitted of all charges against him.


About Gustavo Martínez Contreras

was born in Texas, brewed in Mexico City, seasoned in the Mexico-United States border, aged walking the streets of Philadelphia. He had a short-lived stint eating grits, fried chicken, and peaches in Atlanta. He later became a béisbol writer for El Diario de Nueva York. He has written about immigrant communities in English, Spanish, and some Spanglish. Although he does not have a shelf full of awards, Gustavo has received thank you notes and hugs from people who have trusted him with their stories. His work has appeared in Voices of New York, El Diario/La Prensa, Dallas’ Al Día, The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Philadelphia Weekly, Radio Bilingüe, Latina Lista,, among others. He is currently pursuing a master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
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