Correia Files Objection to Recall Petition, Questions Authenticity
FALL RIVER — Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia has filed an objection to a recall petition that looks to boot him from office.
Correia, who faces thirteen counts of wire and tax fraud, filed the objection on Friday, claiming that signatures collected for the recall petition were forged or duplicated.
The City's Board of Elections certified over 4,500 signatures that were collected by organizers. Only 2,510 certified signatures were required to initiate the recall process. Correia wants the authenticity of the signatures proven.
The Fall River City Council will discuss the issue Tuesday night.
Correia has said repeatedly that he will not step down as mayor.