Things that make you go hmmm. The mayor of Fall River has been arrested TWICE for allegations of extorting marijuana businesses. Somehow, that didn’t sway the voters who have placed Jasiel Correia second on the ballot for a possible third term.
Prosecutors allege Correia sought six figure payouts from marijuana business owners, in exchange for him signing non-opposition letters in order for their businesses to open.
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 a 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.
Should voters continue to support elected officials under federal investigation or wait until they are full convicted before electing someone new?