Law360 (Dec. 15, 2020, 4:13 p.m. EST) – A former Massachusetts mayor accused of shaking off marijuana sellers and torturing investors in his mobile app will face extortion, fraud, bribery and tax charges in February Court put judge said Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock said during a planning conference that he would set the three-week trial for February 22, 2021, a date jointly proposed by former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's defense attorney and federal prosecutors.
The judge and attorneys expressed confidence that a high-profile court case could resume in two months, even if the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of subsiding.
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