A federal judge on Monday pushed back the prison reporting date of a former Massachusetts mayor convicted of corruption charges for a seventh time, but denied a request to allow him to remain free pending his appeal.
Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II was supposed to report to a federal medium security prison in Berlin, New Hampshire, to start serving a six-year sentence on Tuesday.
U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock said in a filing Monday that postponing the reporting date until April 22 would give Correia’s attorneys “a reasonable period” of time to go to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to appeal Woodlock’s decision not to stay the reporting date indefinitely.
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