Source: FBI took computer belonging to West New York mayor’s kin in hacking probe on April 4, 2012 released the following:

“By John Heinis/The Jersey Journal

As part of an investigation into the possible computer hacking of an anti-Mayor Felix Roque website, the FBI has confiscated a computer belonging to a Roque family member, according to a source., a website that accused the administration of wrongdoing, lasted for just five days in February before its server crashed.

“I know that Roque is implicated in this hacking situation, but I can’t say much more right now,” the source said.

Town attorney Gilberto Garcia said Monday he couldn’t comment.

“The FBI has instructed us not to talk about the investigation, so we aren’t talking about it,” Garcia said. “In my legal opinion, sources who are speaking about the investigation are violating the law.”

The Jersey Journal has reported that on March 22 the feds visited Town Hall, Roque’s medical practice, and his home, and confiscated at least one computer.

At the time, Roque denied any computers were taken and said that to his knowledge, the FBI had not visited any of those locations. He said he met with FBI agents on March 22, but would not comment further.

According to the source, the computer was confiscated on March 22 from a Roque relative who lives in New York. Based on “sources close to the mayor,” a local news outlet reported Friday that a computer had been confiscated from a Roque relative.

FBI spokesman Bryan Travers confirmed that FBI agents were in West New York on March 22, but would not elaborate.

Travers confirmed that cybercrimes, including hacking, fall under the purview of the FBI.”


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