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    Fall River Mayor Given 5 Days to Step Down

    After he was arrested on federal wire and tax fraud charges in October, Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia has been given five days by the city council to step down or face a recall election. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018)

    The Fall River City Council is giving Mayor Jasiel Correia five days to step down or face a recall election.

    The council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a motion allowing the city clerk to send Correia a letter letting him know he has five days to resign.

    If he refuses, it will be up to voters to decide if he should go.

    Correia was charged with tax and wire fraud in October. Prosecutors say he used investments in a company he formed to fund a lavish lifestyle.

    Fall River Mayor Given 5 Days to Step Down

    [NECN] Fall River Mayor Given 5 Days to Step Down

    City Councilors unanimously voted Tuesday night to accept a motion to allow the city clerk to send Mayor Jasiel Correia a letter notifying he has to step down by Dec. 26.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018)

    Correia has said the only way he would be removed from office would be through a recall.

    More than 4,500 signatures were obtained by organizers, nearly double what's required for a recall. Correia has alleged some of the signatures aren't valid.

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