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Indicted Massachusetts mayor loses reelection bid

Nov. 5, 2019 9:20 PM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing federal fraud and extortion charges has lost reelection. Incumbent Jasiel Correia (JAY'-zel koh-RAY'-uh) remained on the Fall River ballot Tuesday even though he suspended his reelection campaign. Paul Coogan, a two-time member of the city's school...

Mayor wants to skip next court date on pot extortion charges

Sep. 23, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor facing charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies is seeking to skip his next court date. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia said in a filing Monday that he's waiving his right to personally appear for his formal arraignment in...