A high-ranking Democrat politician actually getting in trouble for committing multiple crimes?
A little odd, no?
Funny how nobody has really heard about this story. Imagine if this dude was a Republican!
From Fox News:
The mayor of an old mill city in Massachusetts who was recalled — then reelected — over fraud indictments was arrested Friday on charges including “extorting marijuana vendors for cash,” federal prosecutors said.
Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling slammed Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II as corrupt after the 27-year-old was accused of extorting marijuana vendors out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, contributions, gifts and even the green leaf itself while in office in exchange for business opportunities, according to MassLive.com.
“When it comes to public corruption in Mass., this office is the primary deterrent. I take that seriously, and we will continue to aggressively pursue corruption in local, city and state governments,” Lelling said at a press conference.
#BREAKING Fall River Mayor arrested for allegedly extorting marijuana vendors for cash. 4 others also charged. Press conference at 11:00 @FBIBoston @IRSnews @MassOIG
— U.S. Attorney MA (@DMAnews1) September 6, 2019
If Correia was a Republican, he’d probably get the electric chair.