Last night NBC broke the story of a December 1 incident between Union City Mayor Brian Stack and an agent for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement; in a case of he said- he said, Stack and the federal agent are telling two very different versions.
From NBC's article:
A New Jersey mayor is accused of threatening a federal agent on a public street after he mistakenly thought the agent -- who lived on his block -- was conducting surveillance on his home, days after the FBI had searched City Hall as part of a corruption investigation, according to law enforcement sources.
But Union City Mayor Brian Stack denies the allegations, saying he only approached after the agent appeared to be confronting his girlfriend.
But the federal agent was not an FBI agent and is not involved in the ongoing Union City corruption probe. Law enforcement officials said the federal agent works for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Ballsy!Before the Dec. 1 street dispute, Stack’s attorney wrote a letter to the U.S. attorney’s office alleging federal agents were engaged in harassment of the mayor. Federal officials said around that time, someone also began leaving notes on the agent’s car warning in part that Union City police were watching him.The feds said the off-duty agent then approached the woman to ask if she saw anything or knew anything about the notes.
If a Federal agent's car were parked in Hoboken,do you think anyone would be leaving notes on the windshield?
Imagine, someone in Hoboken leaving a note that said 'The HPD is watching you' to a federal agent! Holy cow.
This line was edited out from an later version of NBC's piece:
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