Closing Arguments Begin In Trial Of Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II arrived in federal court Monday for the closing arguments in his federal corruption trial.

The trial started April 20 and had been delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Correia is facing a total of 24 counts in his criminal indictment, including charges of bribery, extortion, and fraud.

The 29-year-old is accused of defrauding investors who backed his start-up app SnoOwl out of more than $200,000, and of forcing his former chief of staff to pay him in kickbacks.

Correia also allegedly collected bribes from companies looking to open marijuana businesses in Fall River. He is also accused of extorting more than $600,000 dollars from four marijuana companies while serving as mayor.

He was first elected as mayor when he was 23 years old.

WBZ NewsRadio's Rob Woodward reports:

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