Online Poll: 83% call for Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia to step down
In an online Fall River Facebook group poll of more than 1,900 respondents, 83% voted for Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia to step down.
The poll was started shortly after Mayor Correia was arrested by the FBI for a second time in less than a year and charged with extorting marijuana vendors for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes; extorting a building owner for cash and a Rolex watch in exchange for activating the water supply to a commercial building; and demanding that his chief of staff give him half of her salary in return for appointing her and allowing her to keep her city job.
Mayor Correia has been charged in a superseding indictment with bribery; extortion conspiracy; extortion and aiding and abetting.
Mayor Correia is running for re-election and faces off against Paul Coogan and Erica Scott-Pacheco in a September 17 preliminary election.