The mayor had been rumored to be in some trouble with word of documents seized related to medical billing. Mayor Roque is a physician but denied there was any such visit by the Feds making a seizure of his records.
Roque was noted for his reform posture and independent nature recently announcing an endorsement not for US Senator Bob Menendez's re-election but State Senator Joe Kyrillos before switching back to Menendez.
According to Star Ledger reporter and Jersey Sting co-author Ted Sherman, Roque has been arrested by the FBI on charges of hacking into a website connected to a recall movement against him. Sherman states Roque's son has also been arrested.
The must read story details:
In February, Joseph Roque was able to access the e-mail account of one of the recall organizers and used that to hack into Go Daddy, the internet service provider that was hosting the website RecallRoque.com. Prosecutors say he then cancelled the account without authorization, taking it down.
The next day, the mayor is charged with making a phone call to another individual associated with the recall movement with the intent of harassing him, telling him that he was aware that he had contributed information to the website.
Talking Ed Note: Please make sure counte$$ is in a secure location.
Update: 9:30 am - Please, there is no cause for alarm in Hoboken. The FBI were here in Hoboken uncovering a massive hacking conspiracy in town a year to the day. All is well.
10:00 am - the full complaint follows:
Felix Roque Complaint