WNY, NB resident files suit against Count Wiley and wife alleging voter fraud

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A West New York and North Bergen resident have filed a joint Hudson County Superior Court civil lawsuit against West New York Commissioner Count Wiley, his wife Beatriz and the boards of education in both municipalities, alleging that one, or both, of the Wileys have committed voter fraud in recent years. 

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The suit, filed on April 2, has West New York resident Ernesto Vasquez, and North Bergen resident Gina Miranda-Diaz, suing Count and Beatriz Wiley – as well as the boards of education in West New York and North Bergen.

They are represented by the Newark law firm McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter.

Vasquez, a 22-year-old employee at the Weehawken Pathmark, and Diaz, a West New York Town Hall employee who spoke in support U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) the day he was indicted on corruption charges, contend in the lawsuit that either Count or Beatriz Wiley committed voter fraud since they hold elected office in the neighboring North Hudson municipalities.

As Hudson County View reported, Frank Ferreiro, an adamant supporter of Mayor Felix Roque, has been pushing the same argument in recent weeks.

The complaint looks at the recent voting records of Beatriz Wiley, as well as the fact that the couple has a child enrolled in both the West New York and North Bergen school systems (which require proofs of residency), as reasons why voter fraud has been committed.

Pastor Ralph Sanchez, Jr., the campaign spokesman for Count Wiley’s West New York United team, said in an email that “this lawsuit is a politically motivated, frivolous lawsuit that is wasting the taxpayer’s dollars.”

Pablo Fonseca, Roque’s campaign spokesman, of course took a different tone on the matter.

“It would be an injustice for the residents of West New York for Count Wiley to be on the ballot and not live in West New York. In reading the complaint, there are enough outstanding issues that are questionable to know if he really does live in West New York. The residents of West New York deserve better.”

“The residents of West New York have zero tolerance for fraud and corruption in this upcoming election and they deserve to vote for people that live in the town of West New York.”

At a press conference on April 1, Wiley responded to Ferreiro’s continued voter fraud allegations in an interview with Hudson County View.

A copy of the lawsuit can be read here.

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  1. I read all the charges all the way through. I still see Count Wiley meeting all the legal requirements to hold office in WNY as I myself reside in various places but only vote in one Municipality.

    Beatriz on the other hand should just step down to clear the air. She is not the one running for Mayor and there is no law that an elected official has to be living with a spouse. Let the courts sort this out , but I’m sure what I am saying and the Jury will decide.

    Also on another topic, The Editor and Chief of this website was calling out people for spamming the site the other day. Well the biggest spammer is that ” FAT TROLL ” which I will not mention his name. He has been spamming this site left and right with his videos all over and ” DEAR JOHN ” has done nothing about it. I think 3 videos is enough and 12 times is overkill ???

    So I’m calling out the Editor to ” MAN UP ” like they taught me in the Marines and address this issue as to why this ” FAT TROLL ” gets to post videos over and over on different threads ???.

    Address this issue here in a Public Forum Okay ?

    Mr. Politico
    Huffington Post Commentator Of The Year Award Winner 2012-2014

    • If Frank, or anyone else, wants to post under their real name, they can post what they want, whenever they want. My complaint was about people using fake aliases to create a perception that multiple people share their perspective(s).

  2. WHY WASNT THIS AN ISSUE 4 YEARS AGO WHEN WILEY WAS ON TEAM ROQUE AND HELPED THEM WIN????….PERSONALLY THIS ONLY MAKES ME BELIEVE THEY KNOW THEY ARE IN TROUBLE AND ARE USING DESPERATE MEASURES…..WELL WAKE UP CALL TO ALL OF YOU…THE BALLOTS HAVE BEEN PRINTED AND PEOPLE HAVE VOTED ALREADY….I KNOW I VOTED!!!!

  3. It’s funny how this wasn’t an issue 4 years ago. To my knowledge they have not moved since then. The whole ball of wax is now open. Felix lives in Cliffside park and sue lives in fairview. Let the games begin.

  4. Pablo Fonseca’s comment is insulting the intelligence of the community and ineffective to the residents of West New York. I would have rather him keep this professional and make a comment geared towards an accusation that does not lower his credibility as a busines man and a professional, as I thought him to be. When there is a suit or accusations made by discredited people such as Manny Diaz wife and frank Ferreiro, Mr. Fonseca is better off making “no comment”. This unfortunately may have closed all doors for him for any future opportunities here in Hudson County.

  5. The Verified Complaint is defective is it alleges that Commissioner Wiley and Mrs. Wiley committed “voter fraud” and as a result of the same, the plaintiff was harmed by this conduct.

    To register to vote in New Jersey you must be:

    • A United States citizen
    • At least 18 years old by the next election
    • A resident of the county for 30 days before the election
    • Not currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction

    • The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.

    The common law definition of “legal fraud” is:

    Fraud

    A false representation of a matter of fact—whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed—that deceives and is intended to deceive another so that the individual will act upon it to her or
    his legal injury.

    Query: How can the plaintiffs’ show that they “acted upon” the alleged fraud to thier “injury”?
    Answer: They cannot.
    Result: Dismissal of the Verified Complaint.

    People of WNY, do you really want Felix Roque for another Four Years?

  6. THIS IS FELIX ROQUE:

    FBI: New Jersey Mayor Felix Roque hacked website
    By: Tim Mak
    May 24, 2012 02:14 PM EDT

    A New Jersey mayor and his son were arrested Thursday by the FBI for allegedly hacking into an email account and website tied to a recall effort — and then intimidating those associated with the site.
    Felix Roque, 55, the Democratic mayor of West New York, N.J., and his son Joseph, 22, allegedly accessed and cancelled the domain registration for Recallroque.com, a website that was critical of the mayor and associated with a movement to recall him in early February.
    Joseph Roque learned how to hack email accounts and GoDaddy.com, a domain registration company, by searching the Internet, according to a criminal complaint unsealed after the arrests.
    After RecallRoque.com was taken down, the criminal complaint says, Roque placed a telephone call to the proprietor of the website — “Victim 1,” a government official in Hudson County, N.J. — to say that the page had been taken down by “high government officials and that everyone would pay for getting involved against Mayor Roque.”
    Roque also allegedly tried to intimidate those involved with the website, telling “Victim 1” that he had a friend on the CIA: “A friend of mine. he works in the — I can’t tell you — three letters — CIA. You know. That’s how I get information. So what I’m doing is not very kosher.”
    The announcement of the arrests was made by U.S. Attorney for the district of New Jersey, Paul J. Fishman.
    “In this case, the elected leader of West New York and his son allegedly hacked into computers to intimidate constituents who were simply using the Internet to exercise their constitutional rights to criticize the government,” Fishman said.
    The Roques are 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. (Go Daddy contends that their security systems were not breached, but instead that the recall website was brought down due to unauthorized access of the email address associated with the domain registration account.)
    Felix and Joseph Roque are scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday.
    The town of West New York has a population of less than 50,000.

    © 2015 POLITICO LLC

  7. The woman who filed the lawsuit is a WNY Town Hall employee. What does that tell you? I wonder who put her up to it. LOL.
    The Roque camp is trying to deflect attention from its own voter fraud. Funny how Frank F. never responds to the questions and comments about where Roque and Colacurcio live. What a farce!
    Pablo Fonseca is the biggest liar that ever lived. I wonder how he doesn’t choke on his phony words.

  8. Mayor/dr.Roque you are just aa mickey mouse mayor. I left Cuba many years ago and thought the Castro regimen was behind me.. you should move to Cuba and join him. You are Castro #2, a liar a schemer and a dirty rotten politician that went as far as throwing his own son under the bus for fame simply for fame. you have no credibility the mayor or doctor if I were you I’d honestly just give up. we are tired of hearing about your Army experience we don’t give a crap you are not a role model to our kids or anyone in our town. again you Are trying to lead the Castro regimen the only exception is this is America we have freedom of speech and freedom period. You will never ever get your way in west New York. we will bring you and your communist mentality down. Everyone should know that his people not only intimidate teachers but all town employees I know that for a fact. Another Castro move. Get out……

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