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Bombshell: Dem Mayor Arrested After Damning Allegations Surface

A Democratic mayor from Massachusetts is in serious legal trouble this week after being implicated in the second major scandal of his less than four-year tenure.

Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II was arrested by federal authorities in his home Friday and charged in a conspiracy to extort local marijuana vendors, according to Mass Live.

The two-term mayor, just 27 years old, allegedly worked with others on his staff to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, gifts and even drug products in exchange for the official Fall River “non-opposition letters” required to own and establish a marijuana dispensary in the state.

According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling, “The bribes alleged today ranged from approximately $100,000 to $250,000 in cash, campaign contributions and mortgage discharges – in return for non-opposition letters and host community agreements.”

Marijuana has been legal in the state since 2016 but, due to the difficulties involved in getting those letters of approval, only 24 dispensaries currently exist there — giving local officials like Correia a lot of leverage.

Staffers reportedly involved include former Chief of Staff Genoveva Andrade, “Antonio Costa, 51, of Fall River; Hildegar Camara, 58, of Fall River; and David Hebert, 54, of Westport.”

All parties were charged with extortion conspiracy, extortion and providing false statements to authorities. Correia and Andrade face a number of other charges including bribery and theft.

Correia entered a not guilty plea Friday afternoon, WPRI-TV reported. But he may be the only one, with MassLive suggesting at least three others have accepted plea deals with the U.S. Attorney’s office.

This is not the first time federal authorities have tried to catch Correia in the act.

He was arrested less than one year ago, pleading not guilty on charges of wire fraud and filing false tax returns, according to Fox News. After a recall election, however, Correia returned to his seat for another go.

But Lelling says he is ready to see Fall River’s years of being run “as a pay-to-play” put to an end.

“When it comes to public corruption in Mass., this office is the primary deterrent,” Lelling told reporters Friday.

“I take that seriously, and we will continue to aggressively pursue corruption in local, city and state governments.”

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28 Comments
  • Larry says:

    Hey, it’s just more street cred for a dem.

    • Tom Jones says:

      This will prepare him for a run for Congress.

      • Wayne E Allies says:

        You are exactly correct, it will prepare him to run for Congress, Of course a Democrat mayor in Taxachuttetts would be arrested for malfeasance of corruption. Every Democrat conducts themselves with pejorative, malevolent, nafarious, malfeasance. Look at the presidential canditate Hillary Clinton and the Fusion GPS, Uranium One, 30,000 deleted confidential emails on a non-secure computer in a closet in her pejorative house in New York. Look at Joe Bid and the malfeasance with his business deals in China by Hunter Biden, and the situation in the Ukraine where Vice President Biden threatened to withhold monies from the Ukraine if they did not fire the prosecuter who was investigatiing his son Hunter Biden’s corruption and malfeasance in the Ukraine. Hunter Biden was a Yale-educated lawyer who had served on the boards of Amtrak and a number of nonprofit organizations and think tanks, but lacked any experience in Ukraine and just months earlier had been discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine. He would be paid as much as $50,000 per month in some months for his work for the company, Burisma Holdings. Then there is #Fauxahontas Liz Warren BOGUS Native American Claim, Academic Fraud, Policy Fraud; & she setup the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pays OUTRAGEOUS SALARIES … …

  • FEDUP365 says:

    HaHaHa Greedy little snoots getting busted for holding up Pot Stores. Serves him right.

  • Debbie says:

    The number of people surprised by this = 0

  • Tommy Ryan says:

    There’s a so-called “conservative” office hopeful in NH trying to do the same thing to CBD dealers there. I hear it from the CBD business people there.
    It’s not ONLY prog-soci democratic politicians…there are self-righteous religitards on the same, but supposedly opposite side with their wicked prog-soci counterparts pulling B.S. unconstitutional legislation…even illegal slander to the detriment of the business people (like the one I indirectly mentioned) & the extortion of the prog-soci liberals…to their own political profit.

  • Al says:

    They will aggresively pursue corruption? Why not pursue an end to corruption?

  • Mike says:

    Libraturds are all Crooks

  • Pamela Conley says:

    Well now, isn’t he just the fella you want to take home to meet mom and dad? What a frickin dirt bag!!

  • DADDY K says:

    And so another DEMO-KKK-RAP’s life as a political criminal is cut short. He had only just begun…..

  • Katydid says:

    DemonRats are so illegal when they hold a gov. position. They think they are a higher god and get away with murder, actually Clinton has and who ever killed Epstein but, to use their power to break the law is disgusting. It is time they pay for their crime. They get what they deserve. Glad to see the REAL men were in power to catch those idiots.

  • neo says:

    WHAT ! A democrat politician committing crimes ?….who would of “THIUNK IT”

  • Ken Hecker says:

    Ah, the home of Lizzie Borden. Fall River, Mass. Anything is possible.

  • Freedom fighter says:

    Once again the democrat party shows what they really are, a crime syndicate.

  • Jamie says:

    So now that we know the FBI will make arrests for pay to play, at what point do they nail the Clinton Foundation?

  • stephen russell says:

    Good take down Mayor,Hoorah, Take down more Dem mayors

  • DorisFrazier says:

    Doesn’t surprise me in the least. These Democrats think they can do what ever they want and get away with it.. Oh wait, they have got a way with a whole lot. Half of them should be in jail for one corrupt act or another including murder.

  • EJ says:

    It seems the real goal of too many elected officials in our government is to make money by any means, legally or illegally, as soon as they get into office and have the power to ensure that they can. Can anyone imagine a candidate being honest to his voters during his campaign by telling them the absolute truth…that he plans to take bribes, commit fraud and extort payments from businesses he could strong-arm? I don’t believe he would get elected. We only realize too late that these people are not who and what they seem.

  • Ovi. says:

    Typical democrat they come in to office empty pockets, walk away millionaire.. take a look at the Congress young lady from the Bronx ny ocasio cortez she was serving drinks in a night club a year ago and she’s telling us the world is ending soon..she’ll would be the next millionaire after she’s start draining money from the energy industry.. the sad situation is they believe it.

  • Noone says:

    I guess there’s still some organized crime in the great cesspool of Massachusetts.

  • AllSeeingEye says:

    He will fit right in congress.

  • Wayne E Allies says:

    Of course a Democrat mayor in Taxachuttetts would be arrested for malfeasance of corruption. Every Democrat conducts themselves with pejorative, malevolent, nafarious, malfeasance. Look at the presidential canditate Hillary Clinton and the Fusion GPS, Uranium One, 30,000 deleted confidential emails on a non-secure computer in a closet in her pejorative house in New House. Look at Joe Bid and the malfeasance with his business deals in China by Hunter Biden, and the situation in the Ukraine where Vice President Biden threatened to withhold monies from the Ukraine if they did not fire the prosecuter who was investigatiing his son Hunter Biden’s corruption and malfeasance in the Ukraine. Hunter Biden was a Yale-educated lawyer who had served on the boards of Amtrak and a number of nonprofit organizations and think tanks, but lacked any experience in Ukraine and just months earlier had been discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine. He would be paid as much as $50,000 per month in some months for his work for the company, Burisma Holdings. Then there is #Fauxahontas Liz Warren BOGUS Native American Claim, Academic Fraud, Policy Fraud; & she setup the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) pays OUTRAGEOUS SALARIES … …

  • VietnamVeteran says:

    It’s Massachusetts for cryin’ out loud.

  • Gary Schuy says:

    This Crook is actually a Mayor?????

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