Democrat Official Sentenced to Prison for Corruption

Another day, another corrupt Democrat is in legal trouble.

A former Massachusetts Democratic mayor convicted of corruption charges has reported to prison after a court rejected his request for a delay.

Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia reported to a federal medium security prison to begin his six-year prison sentence for crimes that a judge called “reprehensible.”

Correia was convicted of defrauding investors in a smartphone app company and extorting money from local marijuana businesses.

U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston, Massachusetts, ordered him to be incarcerated for engaging in “reprehensible corruption of a type that is incomprehensibly crude.”

“What I have before me is an absolute lack of remorse,’’ said Woodlock before calling Correia’s corruption scheme “a corrosive crime, it undercuts, it eviscerates a community. If we can’t trust each other if we can’t trust our government, where are we? This is at the core of who we are.”

“There is no showing of actual innocence,” Woodlock said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zach Hafer argued before the sentencing that Correia’s “old-school corruption” warranted an 11-year prison term, saying he continued breaking the law even when he knew was under investigation.

“That is the height of chutzpah,” Hafer said.

“The betrayal of people who considered him like family, the pervasive lying, cheating, stealing, and blame-shifting, and the egregious breaches of the public trust must be met with a sentence that thoroughly repudiates the defendant’s abhorrent conduct and deters both this defendant and others like him from doing it again,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memorandum to the court.

Prosecutors said that before being elected mayor, Correia, a young Providence College graduate, lured investors into sinking $363,690 into SnoOwl, a company developing an app to connect local businesses with consumers.

Prosecutors said Correia stole more than $231,000 to fund his campaign and a lavish lifestyle that included a luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicle, jewelry, casino trips, and strip clubs.

Prosecutors also said that after Correia was elected mayor, he extorted hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana companies seeking licenses to open in Fall River.

A jury found Correia guilty on 21 charges including wire fraud, filing false tax returns, and extortion. The judge this week threw out eight of Correia’s wire and tax fraud convictions, finding that prosecutors failed to prove them.

In addition to 11 years in prison, prosecutors are also seeking two years of supervised release, more than $20,000 in restitution to the IRS, $566,740 in forfeiture, and close to $300,000 in restitution to five investors who lost money they put into SnoOwl.

Correia remained defiant, telling reporters after his conviction that “the justice system failed us. I’m not guilty.”

The defense had sought three years, telling the judge that Correia did a good job for Fall River while serving as the mayor.

“None of that excuses what happened here, but I think it’s required to have a fuller picture of the man and to understand how somebody might get derailed but still have hope to contribute in a future chapter of life,” Attorney William Fick said.

Quite a few Democrats have been charged and/or arrested lately:

Democrat Councilwoman Caught on Video Slamming Into Cyclist And Driving Away

Democrat Involved in Car Crash That Killed Mom, 5-Year-Old Daughter: Police

BLM-Backed Congressional Candidate Charged With Wire Fraud Scheme

Democrat Andrew Gillum Charged With 21 Felonies Related To Campaign That Lost To DeSantis

Congressman Charged For Allegedly Lying To The FBI

Dem Charged With 4 Felonies for Allegedly Stealing $21,000 From Campaign, Then Lying About It

Former Obama Official Pleads Guilty To Charges He Illegally Tried to Influence Trump Admin

Original Article: Judge Sentences Former Democrat Mayor To 6 Years In Prison For Corruption (conservativebrief.com)

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5 comments

  1. The democraps are just a party of cheats, liars, crooks and criminals. They will tell you anything mostly all false. You cannot believe a word they say or an act that they do, it’ll just be lies and BS! They cannot win honestly, they need to pack the polls with false ballots, anything they can connive to do to win.

  2. Thomas Albert Robinson

    Yep, that’s why I refer to them as DEMOCROOKS! They all are! Nothing they gain was gotten honestly. WATCH out for election theft as usual!

  3. So, …, when will a comedian start with their, “You might be a Democrat”, routine? “The Audacity of Chutzpah”

  4. The Democrats are a party of the ignorant, arrogant, entitled and corrupt. Their biggest supporters are ignorant and criminally inclined Negro and leftist Jews like George Soros who fund soft on crime prosecutors. They are the party of drag queens, illegal immigrants, defund the police, censorship, opposition to voter Id and immigration enforcement, fracking, religious freedom, gun ownership and school choice. Anyone who supports them is mentally ill and morally bankrupt.

  5. Some federal judge will overturn his sentence and set him free with an apology. For the rest of these criminal democrats, all charges will be dropped. There is no justice for democrats.

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