As we move closer to the crucial midterm elections, a Democrat is imprisoned for corruption, and the summer is heating up with negative news for the Democratic Party as a whole.
As information concerning the readiness of some of our civil workers to commit corruption against the taxpayers who entrusted them with substantial responsibilities emerges on numerous fronts, negative news headlines about Democrats are becoming increasingly popular on American radio and television.
And the slow-moving wheels of justice. Here is the progression of events in the case of Jasiel Correia, the first-generation Democrat elected mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts.
October 2018: Initial arrest (SnoOwl)
2019 September: A second arrest (public corruption)
April 2021: The trial’s jury selection
Conviction in May 2021
Sept. 2021: Awarded a 6-year prison term
March 2022: Sixth extension granted for reporting to prison
July 2022: Imprisonment mandated
In 2018, the Boston Globe reported, “Correia arrested for allegedly extorting marijuana vendors.”
#BREAKING: Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia sentenced to 6 years in federal prison
— U.S. Attorney Massachusetts (@DMAnews1) September 21, 2021
According to Samantha Mullins, the assistant district attorney handling the case, “Bairos — one of the pot vendors, caught up in the extortion scandal involving former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia — violated the terms of his bail in a Brockton sex crime case by threatening the victim.”
At a bail violation hearing on Tuesday in Brockton Superior Court, his prior release on personal recognizance was revoked.
According to a statement made by Beth Stone, a spokeswoman for the Plymouth County district attorney’s office, on Wednesday, “Bairos, ordered by Judge Brian Glenny, is being held on a $5,000 cash bail with conditions that if he makes bail he [will] serve home confinement and be monitored by a GPS electronic bracelet.”
The Enterprise stated that Bairos, 43, of West Bridgewater, was arraigned on June 29 in Brockton Superior Court on charges of sex trafficking, two counts of sexual contact with an animal, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.”
The Boston Herald reported on Friday that “A former Massachusetts Democratic mayor convicted of corruption charges has reported to prison after a court rejected his request for a delay.”
Jasiel Correia, a former mayor of Fall River, reported to a medium security federal prison to start serving a six-year sentence for conduct that the judge deemed “reprehensible.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“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,” the outlet reported.
“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.”