Category Archives: crime

Corruption case of ex-Massachusetts mayor heads to jurors

Corruption case of ex-Massachusetts mayor heads to jurors

Lawyers made their final pitch to jurors Monday in the fraud and corruption case against a once-celebrated young Massachusetts mayor, painting contrasting pictures of a shrewd con man driven by greed to line his own pockets or a victim of lies who never committed a crime. MORE

Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case

Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case

After he was elected mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, at just 23 years old, it seemed Jasiel Correia’s political career had nowhere to go but up. Bright and dynamic, Correia charmed voters by portraying himself as a successful entrepreneur who could revive the struggling old mill city. Prosecutors say in reality he was a fraud and a thief. MORE

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