Jasiel Correia

‘I’ve done nothing wrong,’ declares Correia

‘I’ve done nothing wrong,’ declares Correia

Fall River mayor strikes defiant tone following federal indictment

AN UNSHAVEN JASIEL CORREIA, arrested by FBI agents earlier in the day, was led into a federal courtroom in Boston on Thursday afternoon in leg shackles and handcuffs, dressed in black jeans and a black polo shirt. He walked out of court a little more than an hour later in a dark blue suit and(...)

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Correia arrested on federal fraud charges

Correia arrested on federal fraud charges

Fall River mayor had been under investigation for two years by IRS and HUD

FEDERAL AGENTS ARRESTED Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia early Thursday morning and charged him with defrauding investors in a company he started as a teenager, then using the money to “pay for a lavish lifestyle” that included a Mercedes, jewelry for himself and a former girlfriend, air travel, and trips to casinos and adult entertainment venues,(...)

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Fall River’s lightning rod

Fall River’s lightning rod

Mayor Jasiel Correia should be riding high, but these are trying times

Photographs by Meghan Moore  FALL RIVER MAYOR Jasiel Correia’s voice was scratchy and raw. It was March 13, the day after yet another nor’easter, and he had spent a good part of the day, like many a mayor across the state, dealing with snow removal complaints and public safety issues. And then, probably unlike most mayors,(...)

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