Corrupt Mayor Could Face Prison For Extorting Cannabis License Applicants

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Mayor Jasiel Correia was able to extort the applicants through a Massachusetts “community impact fee.” The former mayor of Fall River Massachusetts could face more than a decade behind bars for shaking down cannabis license applicants. Jasiel Correia was found guilty in May of stealing from investors with regards to an app he developed, but also for extorting money from cannabis applicants. Correia managed to get $600,000 in illegal cash payments from four cannabis applicants looking to get his approval. Photo by Darren415/Getty Images Marijuana Vendors The sentencing request noted that several immunized marijuana vendors testified at trial that “they felt forced to pay Correia a bribe if they wanted a license to operate in Fall River. While some states used the money for things like traffic improvements, Correia took the money for himself.

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Mayor Jasiel Correia was able to extort the applicants through a Massachusetts “community impact fee.”

The former mayor of Fall River Massachusetts could face more than a decade behind bars for shaking down cannabis license applicants. Jasiel Correia was found guilty in May of stealing from investors with regards to an app he developed, but also for extorting money from cannabis applicants. He was convicted of 21 of the 24 counts he faced.

On Friday, the government suggested Correia should be sentenced to 11 years in prison, then 24 months supervised release, and $298,190 in restitution to certain SnoOwl investors. In addition, they are...

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