Jasiel Correia II, the mayor of Fall River, Mass. was arrested on federal extortion charges for allegedly helping cannabis businesses get licensed in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Prosecutors say he agreed to sign non-opposition letters for four companies in exchange for “significant six-f
- Correia, 27, pleaded not guilty. The Democrat is also accused of other corruption related charges. He was indicted last year for fraud related charges to which he has also pleaded not-guilty. He faces 24 total charges.
- Fall River is about an hour south of Boston.
- The cannabis businesses are not identified in the indictment.
- Federal prosecutors held their second closed door “marijuana summit” this week.