Group Pushing for Recall of Fall River Mayor Collects More Than 4,000 Signatures - NECN


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Group Pushing for Recall of Fall River Mayor Collects More Than 4,000 Signatures



    New Rush to Recall Embattled Fall River Mayor

    Fall River's mayor says he won't step down even though he's facing federal fraud charges. An effort is now underway to recall Jasiel Correia.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 19, 2018)

    Organizers behind an effort to recall a Massachusetts mayor charged in a federal fraud case say they have collected enough signatures to start the process.

    The Herald News reports that organizers said Tuesday they had collected more than 4,000 signatures to recall Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia. City officials say 2,510 signatures of registered voters are required.

    Correia pleaded not guilty last month to a 13-count indictment charging him with defrauding investors in an app he created and with filing false tax returns.

    Federal prosecutors say the Democrat collected more than $360,000 from investors but instead spent more than $230,000 of the funds on luxury items, political campaign contributions and charitable donations in his name.

    Body-Cam Footage Shows Baby Rescued From Plastic Bag

    [NATL] Baby Rescued From Plastic Bag in Georgia, Body-Cam Footage Shows

    Georgia sheriff's office released dramatic body-cam video showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods.

    (Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019)

    He has denied the allegations.

    The 26-year-old Correia was elected mayor in 2015.

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