Judge tosses some convictions against ex-Fall River Mayor Correia

A FEDERAL JUDGE overturned eight counts of a jury’s guilty verdict against against ex-Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia on Monday, saying prosecutors failed to prove the charges during trial. Correia remains convicted of multiple counts of wire fraud, extortion conspiracy and extortion. / AP FILE PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS
BOSTON (AP) – A federal judge on Monday tossed out several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock overturned eight counts of the jury’s guilty verdict against…

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