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Local FBI agent charged with lewdness

Photo from NYS Thruway cameras

State Police arrested a local FBI late last week on public lewdness charges.  48-year-old John Yervelli, Jr. of Lake View is accused of exposing himself to a truck driver while traveling along the eastbound I-90 Friday night in Eden.  According to State Police, Yervelli drove alongside a semi truck.  The trucker told state troopers Yervelli turned on the dome light and made lewd gestures while not wearing pants. He called police to report the incident and gave a description of the car and license plates.  

Police arrested Yervelli at the Hamburg interchanged.  He was released on an appearance ticket and is due to return to Eden Town Court at a later date.

FBI Public Affairs Specialist Maureen Dempsey tells WBFO News the arrest is "an internal matter for the FBI" and would not comment further on the incident.