Former Fall River Mayor Correia gets 6 years in prison in corruption case after judge tosses some fraud counts

FORMER FALL RIVER Mayor Jasiel Correia was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses that wanted to operate in his city. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS
BOSTON (AP) – A former Massachusetts mayor, once a rising Democratic star after being elected at just 23 years old, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses that wanted to operate in his city. The judge handed down the punishment…

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