Democratic Mayor in Massachusetts arrested…not the first time
(Tea Party PAC) – The Democratic Party is full of crooks. While the GOP is certainly not free of criminal politicians, it seems to be far more of a trend on the left.
Jasiel Correia, the Democratic mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, has been arrested following legal controversies that have haunted him nearly the entirety of his time in office.
It’s all catching up with him now, apparently.
Correia has been arrested on extortion charges…and you won’t believe how much.
USA Today reports:
Massachusetts mayor arrested for extorting marijuana vendors for 6-figure bribes
Jasiel Correia II, the already embattled mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested, last Friday on new federal extortion charges for allegedly operating a scheme to help marijuana vendors get approval to operate in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.
Prosecutors say Correia agreed to sign non-opposition letters in return for significant six-figure payments from four marijuana vendors looking to open businesses in the city of nearly 90,000 about an hour’s drive south of Boston. The letters are required to obtain a license to operate a marijuana business in Massachusetts, where cannabis is legal.
Correia, 27, appeared in Boston federal court and pleaded not guilty.
“I’m not guilty of these charges,” he told reporters afterward, standing next to his attorney outside the courthouse. “I’ve done nothing but good for the great city of Fall River, me and my staff, and my team. I’m going to continue to do great things for our citizens.”
The Democrat mayor also is accused of extorting $3,900 in cash and a $7,500-to-$12,000 “Batman” Rolex watch from a property owner in exchange for activating the water supply to his building. In addition, federal prosecutors say Correia demanded his chief of staff give him half of her $78,700 salary in return for appointing her and allowing her to keep her city job.
Amazingly, this isn’t the first time that Correia has been arrested.
Mayor Jasiel Correia has been arrested for the second time in less than a year.
As Christopher Ingraham wrote: The federal indictment of Mayor Jasiel Correia reads like a Cohen brothers script.
Ted Nesi added:
FALL RIVER - A TIMELINE
2014: Mayor Flanagan recalled after flashing gun at City Councilor Correia; DA Sutter elected
2015: Correia defeats Sutter
2017: Correia re-elected
2018: Correia arrested/indicted
2019: Correia recalled, re-elected, re-arrested
What a great record for a Mayor!