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Federal Judge Throws Out Multiple Charges Against Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia

BOSTON (CBS) – A federal judge has thrown out a third of the charges against former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia. He was set to be sentenced on Monday following his convictions on extortion and wire fraud charges. At the start of the sentencing, Correia’s attorney challenged the charges and called for his acquittal. The judge agreed to throw out eight fraud charges. The 29-year-old was found guilty on 21 counts, including extortion, wire fraud, and filing false tax returns during a trial in May. He’s appealed. Correia has been out on bail with an ankle monitor since the verdict. Federal prosecutors are recommending an 11-year sentence. Correia is asking for three years in prison. Due to Monday’s development, he is expected to serve less time. Prosecutors said Correia stole money from investors in his app and solicited bribes from marijuana vendors seeking to do business in Fall River to fund his lavish lifestyle.
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Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia to be acquitted on handful of wire, tax fraud convictions; sentencing on several corruption charges still likely Tuesday

Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, convicted of felony fraud and corruption charges in May, will be acquitted on a handful of wire and tax fraud counts due to insufficient evidence, a U.S. District Court judge in Boston said Monday. Judge Douglas P. Woodlock said prosecutors did not provide the...
Providence Business News

Jamestown compound sells for $6M

JAMESTOWN – Perched atop a rocky cliff overlooking the water and surrounded by trees, the two homes known as “The Barnacle” and “The Barnacle Lee” were sold for $6 million last week, making it one of biggest real estate deals in Jamestown this year. The two-acre property at 15 Dumpling...

Former Fall River mayor Jaisel Correia acquitted on eight charges

BOSTON, Mass. (WLNE) – A judge dropped eight charges against former Fall River Mayor Jaisel Correia and will continue his sentencing Tuesday. Correia was acquitted on six wire fraud charges and two counts of tax fraud following an hours-long debate in court. He can now only be sentenced on 15 counts, not the 21 counts he was originally found guilty for in May.

Hometown Hero: Vivienne Mueller, Barrington

BARRINGTON, RI (WPRI) — This week’s Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses Hometown Sports Hero is Vivienne Mueller. The reigning 1st Team All-State pick has helped Barrington to an undefeated start with 5 goals and three assists. “Vivienne obviously has a strong hold on our team,” said Eagles Head Coach Anne Gasbarro....
Register Citizen

Police: Two people stabbed in Essex near Griswold Inn

ESSEX — Police are investigating after two people were stabbed in the area of the historic Griswold Inn Monday night. A man and woman were transported to local hospitals, state police said. Police said they are looking for the suspect, who escaped in a vehicle.

Seekonk Grand Prix Missed Connection Looking for Air Hockey Guy

One of the most entertaining online forums out there is Craigslist's "Missed Connections." I've always wondered if these people truly believe that their "love at first sight" posts will actually get seen by the person they've missed a connection with, but I also hope they find love in the end. It's a very unorthodox way to tell someone you're interested, but then again, nothing surprises me anymore.
Westerly Sun

Connell returns to Westerly Middle in new role as assistant principal

WESTERLY — For John Connell, the new assistant principal at Westerly Middle School, the call to become a teacher and work in education was nearly instinctual. "It's quite literally the family business," Connell said during a recent interview in his office. Connell's mother, sister, brother and wife are all teachers...