Felix Roque, New Jersey Mayor, Accused Of Hacking Recall Website

A New Jersey mayor is accused by the FBI of hacking a website and email address related to a recall effort.

The Star Ledger reports that West New York, N.J.'s Mayor Felix Roque and his son Joseph were arrested and accused of taking down and uncovering email addresses of political enemies.

According to court documents obtained by the paper, the Democrat allegedly made threatening phone calls to his rivals.

"A friend of mine, he works in the -- I can’t tell you -- three letters -- CIA," Roque said, according to the documents. "That's how I get information. So what I'm doing is not very kosher.”

State Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez of West New York sent her reaction to the arrest to the Jersey Journal.

"Any time a public official betrays the public trust, it diminishes the office they were elected to, and does a disservice to the residents they represent,” Jimenez said in a statement.

Politico reported that the father-son duo is charged with gaining unauthorized access to computers in furtherance of causing damage to protected computers, causing damage to protected computers and conspiracy to commit those crimes.