FALL RIVER, Mass. – Embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia was re-elected on Tuesday, after a recall vote was held.
WPRI-TV reports that while most Fall River voters chose to recall Correia, he still ended up being elected back into office.
The 27-year-old Correia was arrested last October, on more than a dozen counts of wire fraud and filing tax returns.
The charges prompted a recall election on Tuesday, which followed a vote “no confidence” from the Fall River City Council. Organizers in November said they collected more than 4,000 signatures that called for Correia’s resignation.
Correia is accused of spending more than $230,000 collected from investors for an app he created. He’s facing federal fraud charges. Correia has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Earlier this month, Correia withdrew a request to repay investors.