BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a former Massachusetts mayor and his chief of employees dealing with corruption costs is scheduled to begin early subsequent yr.
U.S. District Court docket Decide Douglas Woodlock at a listening to this week stated he expects the trial of former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II and Gen Andrade to begin Jan. 13, The Herald Information reported.
They’re being tried collectively regardless of objections from their attorneys.
Correia and Andrade had been alleged to go to trial in Might however that was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Correia is dealing with a complete 24 federal costs. Prosecutors allege he extorted $600,000 from marijuana distributors looking for to do enterprise within the metropolis, and bilked practically $300,000 from buyers in his smartphone app firm.
Andrade is dealing with six counts for allegedly aiding Correia within the marijuana scheme and bribery concerning her place as chief of employees.
Each have repeatedly denied the allegations, saying they’re politically motivated.
Andrade’s legal professional, Charles Rankin, and Correia’s legal professional, Kevin Reddington, requested for a delay given the continued dangers of the coronavirus.
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