‘Shakedowns’ are at the center of former Fall River mayor’s federal corruption trial, prosecutors say

4/26/21–During the federal corruption trail for former Fall Rivers mayor Jasiel F. Correira II, it was stated that Correira extorted hundreds of thousands of dollars from four marijuana vendors seeking to open dispensaries in the city, forced his chief of staff to give him half her salary, and stole more than $230,000 from investors in a tech start-up he created. Yet, Correia’s attorney, Kevin Reddington, told jurors Correia is not guilty of any of the 24 counts he faces and portrayed him as a victim of overzealous investigators and cooperating witnesses who are lying. Read