REPORT: Democrat mayor arrested for allegedly extorting marijuana vendors


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A Massachusetts mayor was arrested on Friday for allegedly extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from marijuana vendors.

Mayor Jasiel Correia, the Democrat mayor of Fall River, allegedly operated a scheme to help marijuana stores conduct business in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, according to a tweet from the FBI’s Boston field office.

The article goes on to state the following:

Correia’s chief of staff was also arrested Friday on bribery and extortion charges for her alleged involvement in the scheme.

Three others are also charged in connection to the case, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Massachusetts.

Correia stood outside Boston federal court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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