FALL RIVER — Embattled Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia will remain in office.

The Herald News reports that a Superior Court Judge ruled against the City Council on Thursday in its bid to temporarily oust Correia.

“I’m glad to see the judge and court ruled in my favor,” Correia told The Herald News Thursday afternoon.

Mayor Correia says the City Council had received legal advice that it could not remove Correia from office before spending taxpayer money to bring the case to court.

City Councilors had voted 8-1 on September 10 to invoke a section of the City Charter to remove the mayor if illness or other causes him to be unable to perform his duties.