UPDATE: WNY Mayor and son could face up to 11 years in prison; courthouse drama ensues
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Felix Roque is under fire again.
Felix Roque is under fire again.
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WEST NEW YORK – After being arrested early Thursday morning and arraigned in Newark, Federal District Judge Mark S. Falk determined that West New York Mayor Dr. Felix Roque and his son Joseph, 22, could each face up to 11 years in prison and $600,000 in fines on computer hacking charges, according to West New York Attorney Gilberto Garcia.

Richard Rivera, a former West New York police officer, attended the arraignment and told the Reporter that Roque’s ex-wife, Joseph’s mother, passed out and fell to the floor in the courthouse row in front of Rivera during the proceedings.

For the first two counts of alleged unauthorized computer access and conspiracy to gain unauthorized computer access, the Roques face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. They face an additional year in prison and a $100,000 fine for the misdemeanor of allegedly causing damage to computers that were protected.

Bail for both was set at $100,000 bond, they had to surrender their passports, and their travel is restricted to New Jersey and New York. Their internet and computer use has also been severely restricted.

The Roques will face a preliminary hearing on June 4. – Gennarose Pope

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shortyuc173
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May 29, 2012
Why should Brian P. Stack be checked out if all he does is help everyone that needs help. Residents of Union City should applaud him for making our City beautiful. He has done so by getting us funds for new parks,new schools, streets lined with trees and much more. Union City residents should thank him for his hard work in getting us funds to help his City. Stop hating if you don't like him move out of this City lets see which other City Mayor has an open door policy in which you could walk in and talk to him personally.Any other City Mayors will not give you the time of day.
lUnionCityEmployee
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May 29, 2012
Brian P. Stack needs to be investigated next...
fjbalzano
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May 29, 2012
Brian P. Stack needs to be check out next!!!
CL220
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May 24, 2012
I must be psychic! As I heard the news this afternoon I though "Hmmmm I wonder how long it will take Rivera to show up?" and BOOM there he was shouting for the cameras on channel 11 news. God bless him he never misses a photo op!
CL220
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May 24, 2012
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