FALL RIVER — Officers have certified more than four,000 signatures gathered in an effort to recall a Massachusetts mayor charged in a federal fraud case.
The Fall River City Clerk’s office announced Wednesday the Board of Election Commissioners has certified the signatures to remove Mayor Jasiel Correia, and they’ll now send the signatures to Metropolis Council.
Correia pleaded not guilty in October to a 13-rely indictment charging him with defrauding buyers in an app he created and filing false tax returns.
Federal prosecutors say the Democrat spent more than $230,000 of funds from buyers on luxury gadgets and political marketing campaign contributions.
The 27-yr-previous has denied the allegations.
City Council will notify Correia in writing once they obtain the signatures. If he refuses to resign, a recall election will probably be scheduled.