The pre-arraignment conference of indicted West New York Mayor Felix Roque has been postponed until July 27, according to staff at the Bergen County Courthouse.Â
Roque’s pre-arraignment conference was previously scheduled for 9 a.m. this morning at the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, but staff on hand told Hudson County View the court proceeding has been moved until July 27.
The case is still set to be handled by Judge Edward Jerejian.
On June 9, the state Attorney General’s Office indicted Roque on charges of healthcare claims fraud and bribery for allegedly accepting $250,000 in a kickback scheme with a medical imaging company.
Roque’s attorney, Christopher D. Adams, of the Holmdel law firm Adams, Buchan & Palo, LLC, almost immediately called the allegations “ridiculously false charges.”
The latest legal woe for Roque hit just one month after he and his five-person slate pulled off a clean sweep in the May 12 municipal election.