FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - The Fall River City Council has postponed their vote on the possible removal of embattled Mayor Jasiel Correia from office.
The council was expected to make a decision on Correia’s future on Tuesday but have instead moved the vote until their next meeting on Election Day.
The 26-year-old mayor was arrested and charged earlier this month with using investments in a company he formed as his “own personal ATM” to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt.
A federal indictment alleges Correia collected more than $360,000 from investors to develop the SnoOwl app, which was supposed to help businesses connect with consumers, but he instead spent more than $230,000 of the investor funds to bankroll a lavish lifestyle and advance his political career.
He has pleaded not guilty and says he will not resign.
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