Jury Acquits NJ Mayor Of Hacking Charges

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT) -- A federal jury on Tuesday acquitted the mayor of West New York, N.J., on charges that he schemed to hack an email account and website promoting his recall, though his son was found guilty of a misdemeanor computer violation, defense counsel told Law360.

Following a two-week trial in Newark, Dr. Felix Roque beat an indictment accusing him of gaining unauthorized access to protected computers and conspiracy, according to attorney John Azzarello, who represented Roque's son, Joseph.

And while Joseph Roque avoided a felony conviction, the jury...
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