West New York Commissioner Count Wiley, Mayor Felix Roque’s main opposition for the May 12 municipal election, and his team said that Roque supporter Frank Ferriero illegally obtained school records of Wiley’s five year-old son. The camp also again denied Ferreiro’s previous voter fraud allegations.
Hudson County View was the only media outlet that reported on Ferreiro’s remarks at the March 25 board of commissioners meeting, where he alleged that Count Wiley and has wife Beatriz had been engaging in voter fraud.
Wiley and his team clearly took exception to Ferriero obtaining records of a minor enrolled in the West New York school system. Fernando Jimenez, an attorney for Wiley, later said that he was unaware of what records Ferriero had or how they were obtained.
An Open Public Records Act request from Ferreiro to the WNY BOE requesting information on Wiley’s children in the school system was denied on March 17.
When asked by Hudson County View if the Wiley family had ever engaged in voter fraud, both Jimenez and Wiley gave the same definitive answer.
Pablo Fonseca, Roque’s campaign spokesman told Hudson County View “Frank is not an employee of the campaign. I believe that Frank Ferreiro followed the correct process and filed OPRA requests for all the documents he received. Eventually, justice will prevail and we will find out if voter fraud existed with the Wileys.”
Furthermore, Ferreiro said he still believes the voter fraud issue has not been resolved, since Beatriz Wiley is “a committee person, she’s under oath, attesting that’s her residence in North Bergen,” Ferreiro explained, declining to comment how he obtained the school records of the Wileys’ son.