June 19, 2024

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Jasiel Correia made headlines when he turned mayor of Fall River at 23 — and once more when he was arrested, charged, and convicted on fraud and extortion costs.

Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia reads an announcement to the media on the website of the longer term Durfee Excessive Faculty in Fall River, MA on October 15, 2019. Craig F. Walker/Globe Workers

The previous mayor of Fall River at present serving jail time for fraud and extortion has moved federal prisons 3 times prior to now month.

In keeping with the federal inmate log, 32-year-old Jasiel Correia is at present being held in Oklahoma Metropolis at an administrative safety federal switch heart. That is his fourth federal jail since his incarceration, the Fall River Herald Information reported.

After a couple of yr and a half in New Hampshire, Correia was moved for the primary time final month. Round Nov. 30, he was transferred to a Philadelphia jail by the use of the Metropolitan Detention Heart in Brooklyn N.Y., the Herald Information mentioned.

His keep in Oklahoma doubtless received’t exceed 60 days earlier than one other switch, in response to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

In 2015, Correia turned the youngest particular person ever elected mayor in Fall River, at simply 23.

Six years later, he was discovered responsible of costs associated to extortion and wire fraud. Prosecutors mentioned he extorted tons of of hundreds of {dollars} from marijuana dispensary operators seeking to open companies in Fall River. He was additionally discovered responsible of defrauding traders associated to his smartphone app, SnoOwl.

Correia initially reported to a medium-security federal jail in Berlin, N.H. in April of 2022 after a number of makes an attempt to delay his six-year sentence. His enchantment was denied in November of that yr.

His launch date is ready for Oct. 29, 2026.