Mass. Mayor Jasiel Correia Not Stepping Down, Lawyers Say at Latest Hearing - NBC10 Boston

Mass. Mayor Jasiel Correia Not Stepping Down, Lawyers Say at Latest Hearing

Jasiel Correia was not at his Friday hearing, but his lawyers say he has no plans of stepping down as mayor

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    Fall River Mayor Correira Won't Step Down Despite City Council Vote

    The major of Fall River, Massachusetts, Jasiel Correira, said Friday he won't step down despite the city council telling him he must vacate his office.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 2019)

    Embattled Fall River, Massachusetts, Mayor Jasiel Correia, who was recently ousted in a city council vote in favor of his removal, was not at a hearing Friday in connection to the latest federal charges he faces.

    Correia, 27, was arrested again last week after he allegedly conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana vendors.

    The controversial mayor is facing his second set of federal charges following his first arrest in October of 2018, in which he was accused of misusing more than $200,000 of investment funds.

    Friday’s hearing was to ensure Correia is not in contact with the 27 people involved in his latest controversy. He has pleaded not guilty to charges that include extortion, extortion conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, and aiding and abetting and filing false tax returns.

    Fall River City Council Votes to Oust Correia

    [NECN] Fall River City Council Votes to Oust Correia

    City councilors in Fall River have taken a major step to remove embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia after his latest arrest.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019)

    The defendant’s lawyer, Kevin Reddington, said his client has no plans to step down as mayor, despite an 8-1 vote calling for his removal.

    Correia is free on $25,000 bond.

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