Mayor Smacked With Federal Indictment Straps In For Recall Vote

HOLD FOR OVERNIGHT STORY --- FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia talks in his city hall office in Fall River, Mass. Correia was arrested Oct. 11, 2018, and charged with tax and wire fraud. He faces a recall election on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia talks in his city hall office in Fall River, Mass. Correia was arrested Oct. 11, 2018, and charged with tax and wire fraud. He faces a recall el... FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia talks in his city hall office in Fall River, Mass. Correia was arrested Oct. 11, 2018, and charged with tax and wire fraud. He faces a recall election on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) MORE LESS

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Voters in Fall River are deciding whether to remove their embattled mayor from office.

A recall election is scheduled for Tuesday in the southeastern Massachusetts city. Mayor Jasiel Correia declined to step down after being charged last year with defrauding investors in an app he developed. He pleaded not guilty in federal court.

Voters will be given a two-part ballot.

First, they must vote for or against recalling Correia. Next, they’re asked to choose between five candidates for mayor, should the recall be approved.

Correia is among the five candidates, meaning he could be recalled and re-elected all at the same time.

Also running are City Councilor Joseph Camara, School Committee Member Paul Coogan, Kyle Riley and Erica Scott-Pacheco.

Correia was 23-years-old when first elected mayor in 2015.

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