Mayor Felix Roque’s criminal defense attorneys from federal trial added to town pay roll. John MacDonald and John Azzarello were hired as the assistant town attorney and staff attorney, respectively, at Wednesday’s commissioner meeting.


  1. Intelligent way to pay ure personal legal bills! Congratulations Felix! This IS one of the most Blatantly & Unashamedly!!! Corrupt the history of Hudson County!!!
    Have You No Decency, Sir? At Long Last, Have You No Sense of Decency?

  2. That was not a passing vote, according to Walsh Act, which states: “…a majority if ALL the members shall be necessary to adopt any motion, resolution, or ordinance…” Furthermore, Vargas may have had to recuse himself since he was “public official #2 at the trial. And if it comes up again, the mayor will also have to recuse himself.

  3. Oh boy what a surprise! Roque is a crook at heart, just visit his medical office and open one of his bills. This Dr. Crook bills you for services that are never provided. He is running this town into the gutter and thinks it is his personal piggy bank to plunder. Criminal attorneys? He is going to need plenty of them by the looks of things.

    Do you really think The Federales (FBI) are investing more resources into WNY for no reason? Roque you are done! Roque…did you really think supporting Menendez and naming a school after him was going to end your legal troubles and give your administration a license to steal?

  4. What a shame. This town has gone to the dogs. Is it that Gil Garcia has stolen enough money already so he’s opening the pot to others.