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Jasiel Correia granted sixth extension with hours left to report to prison



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Former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia II has been granted a sixth extension concerning the date he is scheduled to report to prison.

According to Patch staffer Mike Carraggi, yesterday, Correia’s lawyers asked for another delay due to Gen Andrade’s sentencing date taking place on March 7th and the deadline for his appeal brief being March 30th.

WPRI has confirmed this morning that Judge Douglas Woodlock has granted Correia an extension to April 5th. Woodlock cited that the appeal filing deadline has been extended.

After Correia’s attorneys attempted to have the date pushed back for the 5th time based on his appeal not yet being heard, it was confirmed that Correia would report on March 4th at noon. The prosecution objected to the move.

Correia’s attorneys had previously asked on January 21st for him to begin serving his sentence in New Hampshire after the trial of his former chief of staff and campaign manager, Gen Andrade, concludes or a 45-day COVID-19 delay as “thousands of new infections are reported daily and hospitals remain overwhelmed”

Correia was granted that extension to February 13th after Judge Douglas Woodlock cited that there are “concerns regarding the transport of prisoners into and out of affected” Bureau of Prison facilities.”

While Woodlock agreed to the extension due to virus concerns at the time, he denied Correia’s attorney’s motion to delay reporting until his appeal is heard.

The Bureau of Prisons stated that they couldn’t accommodate a self-surrender on the weekend”, so Correia’s report date was changed to February 14.

In January, Judge Woodlock ruled that Correia would report to prison January 28, 2022 instead of January 10 citing the current COVID-19 surge and Correia’s pending appeal as the reasons for the extension.

The former mayor had previously requested that the Court continue his surrender date for 30 days, to January 3, 2022. An extension to January 10th from December 3rd was granted in November.

Correia had previously asked for an extension to continue providing assistance to his family’s restaurant through the busy holiday season.

In the Government’s objection back in November, they stated that “to date, Correia has not paid back any of his defrauded investors and friends. To date, Correia has not paid back any of the taxes that he still owes. And to date, Correia has not paid back any of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash bribes that he grabbed from marijuana businesses all those years. Instead of repaying any of his debts, Correia asks to remain at liberty to provide what he calls “critical assistance to his family’s small business through the busy holiday season,” but what the Fall River press has more accurately described as “very likely the most expensive restaurant in Fall River.” Unsurprisingly, the only person Correia is prepared to pay is himself.”

In his written order filed Thursday morning at federal court in Boston, Woodlock cited a filing deadline with the First Circuit of Appeals that was extended. Correia has appealed his conviction to the First Circuit.

1 Comment

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  1. Dave Holt

    March 3, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    If that was you or me, our asses would have been locked up in November. You do the crime, you are responsible to pay your dues! Any start repaying those people that you screwed!

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