Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Says Job Is ‘Being Stolen’ [VIDEO]
FAIRHAVEN — Embattled Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia told listeners of WBSM's Barry Richard Show, "My job is being stolen away from me. So for people to expect me to just take it, I'm not going to allow that to happen."
Mayor Correia also said the people attacking him have a single goal of removing him from office.
Correia faces a 13-count indictment of federal tax and wire fraud. He is accused of using $230,000 dollars of money that was invested in his app company SnoOwl to lead a lavish lifestyle.
When asked about those specific charges, Correia said he can not and will not comment on those charges.
"I can not comment on the indictment or that has anything to do with my private personal life that started and was before I was mayor of Fall River," he said.
Correia added that if there is a trial, he will be acquitted of all charges.
The Fall River mayor said he continues to do the job he was elected for in 2015 and again in 2017, and repeated that he will not step down.
There is a recall petition that has been filed with the board of elections that reported has several thousand names calling for a recall election. Correia says when the names of the registered voters become available, he may look at it to determine if there was any fraud involved.