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Meet the man who put Jasiel Correia in prison

Good morning, everyone! Let’s check out today’s top stories. When former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia was charged with fraud and corruption, he was guilty in the eyes of many people in the public – but in a court of law, finding him guilty was a more difficult matter. In a wide-ranging interview with The Herald News, lead prosecutor and former assistant U.S. attorney Zachary Hafer spoke about the challenges in bringing Correia to justice — how he persuaded a jury to believe the word of criminals, why Correia's chief of staff Gen Andrade never testified, why key players in the case couldn’t be trusted, whose testimony sealed Correia’s fate, and why the verdict still leaves him unsatisfied. This is an interview you won’t want to miss.
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Paper trail to prison: After his arrest, Jasiel Correia talked himself into deeper trouble

FALL RIVER — The case against former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia II led investigators and federal prosecutors from one path that veered off onto another.    That, according to former U.S. Assistant Attorney Zachary Hafer, is how Correia, Fall River’s youngest and likely most notorious mayor, was eventually the subject of an intensive probe...
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The road ends for Jasiel Correia

Welcome to the weekend, everyone! We had a busy Friday – let's wrap up the week by looking at the top stories of the day. Former mayor Jasiel F. Correia II is now behind bars, according to the Bureau of Prisons, an inmate at a federal prison in Berlin, New Hampshire, beginning his six-year sentence for fraud and corruption that left a stain on city government and torched a rising political career. How did he get to this point? And what comes next for the former mayor? Read much more here.
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Jasiel Correia, Convicted Ex-Fall River Mayor, Reports To Prison

BERLIN, N.H. (CBS) — Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia reported to prison Friday in Berlin, New Hampshire, after seven delays. FCI Berlin told WBZ-TV that Correia has “entered the custody of the Bureau of Prisons.” Correia, who is set to serve six years in prison, lost a motion Wednesday for continued release pending an appeal hearing. Correia was convicted last September of 21 counts of defrauding investors in a smartphone app he was developing and for extorting money from marijuana companies seeking to do business in Fall River. A judge later dismissed 10 fraud and tax evasion charges. People in Fall River have...
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Former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia in federal custody

Jasiel Correia is now in federal custody. The Federal Bureau of Prisons reported Friday that Correia is now under their supervision. On Wednesday, the appeals court denied the former Fall River mayor’s final request to delay his prison reporting date. United States Attorney Rachel Rollins issued a statement after...
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Behind bars: Jasiel Correia reports to federal prison in NH

FALL RIVER, Mass (WPRI) — After being granted several delays over the past few months, disgraced former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia is now in federal custody. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that Correia surrendered at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Berlin, New Hampshire, just before noon Friday.
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It's time to do hard time for Jasiel Correia

Good morning, folks, and welcome to National High Five Day! This, of course, is not a nationally recognized holiday, but who would turn down a free high five? And leave you hanging?. Former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia is out of appeals, and will have to report to prison on...
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United States Attorney Rachel Rollins issues statement on Jasiel Correia court ruling

United States Attorney Rachel Rollins has issued a statement after today’s ruling regarding former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia. “After six delays, today’s order from the First Circuit declares what so many have longed to hear in the case against former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia – he will begin his prison sentence in the coming days. Although we cannot erase the impact Jasiel Correia’s conduct and subsequent legal battle has had on the City and constituents he swore to honestly serve, this ruling marks the next step in bringing justice to the people of Fall River and the many others who fell victim to his corruption.”
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Convicted Ex-Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia To Report To Prison Friday

FALL RIVER (CBS) — Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia will report to prison after seven delays. Correia, who is set to serve six years in prison, lost a motion Wednesday for continued release pending an appeal hearing. He will now report to prison on Friday. Correia was convicted last September of 21 counts for defrauding investors in a smartphone app he was developing and for extorting money from marijuana companies seeking to do business in Fall River. A judge later dismissed 10 fraud and tax evasion charges. He was supposed to report to prison on December 3, but asked a judge to allow him to remain free so he could help with his family’s restaurant during the holidays. That appeal was accepted. He will report to a New Hampshire federal prison. Correia was first elected as mayor at 23 years old and was seen as a rising political star until his arrest.
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A judge told Jasiel Correia to report to prison. Will the appeals court let him stay free?

BOSTON — After exhausting seven extensions to stay out of prison from a lower federal court, convicted former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia II is asking the First Circuit Court of Appeals to grant him a permanent stay pending the appeal of his criminal corruption and fraud conviction.  Defense attorneys Daniel Marx and William Fick filed the request late Monday, 10 days before Correia must self-surrender to the Federal Correctional Institution Berlin in New Hampshire to begin his six-year...
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Jasiel Correia is running low on options to stay out of prison

Good morning, folks! It’s going to be a pretty nice early spring day out there today, so go grab some sun – before we're hit with four days of rain in a row. After six delays, District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock ruled Monday that he will not allow convicted former Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia II to remain free until his appeal on fraud and corruption charges is complete. But Correia will still get a few more weeks of freedom before beginning his six-year prison sentence, since he can now ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to stay home pending appeal. Find out more, including his new report date, and what his dwindling options are, right here.
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