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West New York mayor arrested by FBI on hacking charges
Source: New Jersey Star-Ledger

WEST NEW YORK — West New York Mayor Felix Roque was arrested this morning by the FBI on charges of illegally hacking into a website associated with a recall movement, while attempting to tap into e-mails to find who might be plotting against him.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed the arrest and said Roque’s son, Joseph, was also taken into custody.

According to a criminal complaint filed under seal and released following the arrests, the two men are charged with an electronic dirty tricks campaign in an effort to disrupt and kill the recall movement, whose organizers included West New York and Hudson County employees


Roque, who is a strong supporter of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and repeatedly suggested that he had powerful friends, but never mentioned the governor’s name.

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Yeah, make sure you include that mention of Gov. Christie because he's a Republican even though he had absolutely nothing to do with the hacking.

By the way, does anyone else find that whole sentence about Christie really bizarre in its parsing?

Suji to Seoul
1. anyone close to that fat bastard Christie will go to prison