Fall River Herald News heraldnews.com 10 Jun, 2021 21:30 am

Guilty plea rejected for ex-mayor Jasiel Correia co-conspirator Andrade

Guilty plea rejected for ex-mayor Jasiel Correia co-conspirator Andrade
Andrade, who is Correia's former chief of staff, pleaded guilty to six counts of extortion, bribery and lying to federal officials last December.

Despite the C Plea agreement with federal prosecutors — who also submitted a memo asking that she receive no prison time — Andrade did not take the stand during Correia’s four-week trial, where he was found guilty of 21 counts of government corruption and defrauding investors in his company SnoOwl.Hafer also took significant heat from Woodlock for the assumption that the judge would accept the plea agreement without the need for much convincing." strong 'Jasiel was dirty': Marijuana vendors detail bribes demanded by former mayor Correia Andrade's attorney Rankin explained that the sequence of events that led to the plea agreement is important." The fact that they were going to trial as two defendants is what prompted the plea agreement, Rankin said.

Citizens of Fall River were deprived of a faithful employee," said Woodlock as he explained his reasoning for rejecting the plea.He questioned why the prosecution was not taking into account a loss to the city of Fall River.

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