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Former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia has appeal denied



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BOSTON – Former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia has lost his appeal argument in a decision released Tuesday from the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in Boston.

Correia lawyers had argued that all charges be dismissed, or a new trial be scheduled in part due to the jury being overwhelmed by prejudice, the judgement by the jury, and comments made about Correia by the judge about his dishonesty as a politician.

The court agreed that Correia was fairly tried and lawfully convicted by an impartial jury in a trial presided over by an able judge and unblemished by any reversible error.

The 30-year-old Correia, who has been in federal custody, was convicted of defrauding investors through his SnoOwl app in addition to extorting money from marijuana companies.

Correia reported to federal prison in Berlin, New Hampshire, a medium security facility, in April to serve his 6-year sentence while the appeal process played out.

Correia’s attorneys had filed for an extension for him to remain free indefinitely until his appeal was heard, however, Woodlock denied the request for an indefinite stay.

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  1. Fed Up

    November 29, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Lock this clown up already.

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