Jury selection begins in corruption case against Correia

JURY SELECTION in the case against former Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II began Tueday. Correia faces charges that he stole more than $230,000 from investors in a smartphone app he created to pay for things like a Mercedes, casino trips and adult entertainment. As mayor, he's accused of convincing his chief of staff to give him half of her salary in order to keep her city job and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses seeking to operate there. /THE BOSTON GLOBE/JONATHAN WIGGS VIA AP
BOSTON (AP) – Jury selection began Tuesday in the fraud and bribery case against a former Massachusetts mayor first elected at the age of 23. Jasiel F. Correia II is going to trial in Boston's federal court on allegations that he defrauded investors who backed a smartphone app he created, and while as mayor of…

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