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Massachusetts mayor charged with fraud to fund lavish lifestyle refuses to step down
Fox News ^ | October 16 2018 | Louis Casiano

Posted on 10/17/2018 2:19:54 AM PDT by knighthawk

An embattled Democratic mayor from Massachusetts, who was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud and tax charges, is refusing to step down, calling his arrest "politically motivated" hours before city councilors pushed back a debate on how to handle the matter.

"I am presumed innocent until proven otherwise," Mayor Jasiel Correia told reporters at a press conference at Fall River's City Hall. "I will not allow political enemies to remove me from office."

He said the attack began shortly after assuming office because he was "challenging the norms" in the town.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; bribery; crook; election2018; election2020; embezzler; extortion; fallriver; fraud; gettherope; jasielcorreia; jasielcorreiaii; kickbacks; liberaltarians; libertarians; losertarians; massachusetts; mayor; medicalmarijuana; paytoplay
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1 posted on 10/17/2018 2:19:54 AM PDT by knighthawk
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I think the city council should know whether there is any procedure, other than an election, by which to remove the mayor. However, they seem quite confused about their options.


2 posted on 10/17/2018 2:25:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: knighthawk

“I am presumed innocent until proven otherwise,” Mayor Jasiel Correia told reporters at a press conference

I wonder if he said that during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings?


3 posted on 10/17/2018 2:30:25 AM PDT by Samurai_Jack (War is cruelty, there is no use trying to reform it; the crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.)
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To: knighthawk

There is nothing democratic about this mayor. The mayor is a true blood democrat


4 posted on 10/17/2018 2:30:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (..There is no difference between liberals/rinos/moslems/illegals/lamestream media ...)
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To: knighthawk
""I will not allow political enemies to remove me from office.""

That's what he calls the resident citizens of his state who do not vote for him?
5 posted on 10/17/2018 2:56:24 AM PDT by equaviator (`)
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To: no-to-illegals
The mayor is a true blood democrat

A communist?

6 posted on 10/17/2018 3:12:44 AM PDT by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: Mark17

One supposes spelling is not one of my strong points


7 posted on 10/17/2018 3:15:07 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (..There is no difference between liberals/rinos/moslems/illegals/lamestream media ...)
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To: knighthawk

FWIW, I think this is less about what he allegedly did than why the Feds went after him. Corrupt pols are a dime a dozen and, if guilty, this guy is pretty small beer.

But the perp is also one of only 10 MA mayors who endorsed the Pubbie running for MA gov.

I think that little factoid explains all.


8 posted on 10/17/2018 3:25:35 AM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: knighthawk

Democrats at their finest


9 posted on 10/17/2018 3:26:37 AM PDT by okie 54
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To: Tax-chick
Having seen a few corrupt mayors in my time, I think the way the City Council should handle this is to pass a number of resolutions that significantly control the mayor's activities in office, particularly around his financial dealings and access to city funds.

While that may not remove him from office, it could remove him from "power".

10 posted on 10/17/2018 3:34:32 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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Excellent point.


11 posted on 10/17/2018 4:16:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Kindness and truth shall meet." Ps. 85:10)
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To: knighthawk

Corruption among Massachusetts Rat politicians? Lemme think...OK,the last four Speakers of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (all Rats of course) have been indicted by the Feds for corruption....


12 posted on 10/17/2018 4:24:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (I've Never Owned Slaves...You've Never Picked Cotton.End Of "Discussion".)
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To: knighthawk

I got all excited when I skimmed over the title, not focusing on “mayor”. I thought it was referring to Lieawatha, and possibly stepping down. The “fraud”, “Massachusetts”, and “lavish lifestyle” all fit.

Never mind.


13 posted on 10/17/2018 4:29:47 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("Do not discount anything in which Donald Trump is involved." - Rush Limbaugh)
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Correia faces:

<><> nine counts of wire fraud,

<><> four counts of filing false tax returns,

<><> allegedly defrauding investors in his app SnoOwl.

Correia spent more than $230,000 - roughly 64 percent of the money invested - like a "personal ATM."

<><> tens of thousands of dollars on jewelry for an ex-girlfriend,

<><> airfare, luxury hotel rooms,

<><> adult entertainment,

<><> dating services,

<><> gambling,

<><> paying off student loans,

<><> buying luxury cars.

14 posted on 10/17/2018 4:48:46 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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Social Justice Warriors...
* Always lie
* Always double down
* Always project their crimes on their opposition


15 posted on 10/17/2018 4:55:33 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: Liz

Never mind the Dems acceptance/encouragement of violent mobs as the “new normal”; years ago they accepted corruption by their leaders. When Newark mayor Sharpe James was asked about various items he bought far beyond his means, his (repeated) answer to the cameras was: “There is nothing wrong with a black man in America owning a boat or a house”. He was eventually jailed, but decades after his crimes - and his crimes are still swept under the carpet. Here in NJ we have Senator Menendez staying in his race despite his crimes, and nobody bats an eye anymore. Loyal Dems will still vote for him, and there are less and less normals left in NJ to oppose him.


16 posted on 10/17/2018 5:07:00 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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Apparently, one of Correia’s main reasons he stole from investors was “to advance his political career.”

Mmmmmmm....in retrospect, seems to be a bad use of stolen money for the mayor.

The guy had very big ambitions at a young age——when his parents wanted to move out of Fall River, he urged them to stay....b/c he already had his eye on the mayor’s job.


17 posted on 10/17/2018 5:10:21 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Good points.

Democrat mobs, violence, theft, self-aggrandizement, sexual gratification with anything handy......the new normal.

With them, its always Me-First.


18 posted on 10/17/2018 5:14:20 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Liz

Yes, and they have made it crystal-clear that the ends justify any means. I couldn’t imagine dealing with that Kavanaugh circus, but they will continue until they are jailed.


19 posted on 10/17/2018 5:17:48 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: knighthawk

A corrupt Democrat is a contradiction in terms.

If they help themselves, its because they live to serve the little guy.

Let’s have compassion for them if they turn out to be venal - its for the common good.


20 posted on 10/17/2018 5:32:04 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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