"For legal reasons I am not in a position to elaborate except to say it is important to know that the Australian athletes were definitely not at fault".
"The athletes were supporting their teammates, they were not attempting to defraud anyone, no one had suffered a material loss and no one was harmed as a result of the incident", Australia's deputy team leader Fiona de Jong said.
At around 2.30am as part of this process they were moved from the police station to the State Major Events Court adjacent to the police station where De Jong and the lawyers discussed the matter with the prosecutor and a judge.
Mike Tancred, the Aussie team's media boss, confirmed police were talking to Aussie athletes.
The Australian athletes leaving a police station.
Nine Australians have been fined about AU$4100 (NZ$4300) each for tampering with their Olympic accreditation but have avoided a conviction and potential jail sentence. "Nobody has been arrested and we will provide you with a detailed statement when those discussions have advanced".
Officials for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Rio 2016 organizing committee were not available for comment on the Australians' case.
The athletes, who have not yet been identified, were held for several hours. Athletes accessed the Olympic venue without the correct accreditation.
De Jong was diplomatic.
Apart from Hoskins, the other athletes involved were track cyclist Ashlee Ankudinoff, archery bronze medallists Alec Potts and Ryan Tyack, rowing trio Lucy Stephan, Fiona Albert and Olympia Aldersey, men's rugby sevens' captain Ed Jenkins and hockey player Simon Orchard.
The incident follows outrage in Brazil after four USA swimmers including Ryan Lochte - one of America's most decorated swimmers - were found to have lied about an armed robbery during the Rio Olympics.
Matthew Glaetzer was not charged but detained as a witness.
Meantime, Australian swimmer Josh Palmer will make a statement to Rio police today concerning his claim to have been robbed during the week.