WEST NEW YORK -- Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation allegedly visited three schools in West New York on Tuesday, according to NJ.com.
In March, several media sources alleged that the town hall and Mayor Felix Roque's medical practice and home were raided by the FBI as part of a probe into alleged insurance fraud, reports which Roque says were motivated by a Hudson County political machine he believes is out to ruin him for being a political maverick.
"There is an ongoing investigation of which I am aware," Roque told the Reporter Thursday, "but under their instructions, I am unable to comment. What I will say is that this opposition is being fueled by a corrupted political machine that is trying to discredit my image and destroy our town in order to bring back the misery we endured for the last four years."
Roque added that he has sat on the Federal Drug Agents Foundation of New York's board of trustees for three years, and has the ultimate respect for all federal agents.
"I support them, I support their families, and I open the doors of WNY at any time because I'm a strong believer in transparent government," Roque said. "As I stated before, they do not need a subpoena; all they need to do is knock on the door and access will be granted." -- Gennarose Pope