Lawyers for former Mayor Jasiel Correia asking for extension to appeal conviction

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – Lawyers for former Mayor Jasiel Correia are now asking for an extension to submit paperwork to appeal his conviction.

A motion was filed for an extension last week, asking for a new deadline of July 26th to file any post-trial motions.

Correia was found guilty in May of multiple counts of government corruption and tax fraud.

His sentencing is September 20th.

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