Fall River mayor accused of shaking down pot firms

Correia's leverage over vendors raises questions about state's marijuana law

US ATTORNEY ANDREW LELLING on Friday accused Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II of running the city as a “pay-to-play institution,” using the leverage provided by the state’s marijuana law to shake down marijuana vendors for hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for approvals they needed to advance their projects. Correia was already facing(...)

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