BOSTON — Jasiel Correia II, the already embattled mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, was arrested Friday on new federal extortion charges for allegedly operating a scheme to help marijuana vendors get approval to operate in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.
Prosecutors say Correia agreed to sign non-opposition letters in return for significant six-figure payments from four marijuana vendors looking to open businesses in the city of nearly 90,000 about an hour's drive south of Boston. The letters are required to obtain a license to operate a marijuana business in Massachusetts, where cannabis is legal.
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Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year
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Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame just launched a run for Congress, and her new video looks like a 'Fast & Furious' outtake
Valerie Plame, an ex-CIA officer, on Monday announced a congressional bid in a video that feels a lot like a clip from an action movie.
The former covert CIA operative is vying to replace Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Luján in New Mexico's 3rd congressional district, though Plame doesn't specifically mention where she's running in the video; it features Plame at the wheel of a Chevy Camaro.
In the video, Plame is driving the Camaro backwards down a dirt road as a metaphor for what she characterizes as the need to turn the country around, claiming the CIA taught her to drive that way. Half-way through, Plame whips the wheel around into a Reverse 180.
Luján, who is assistant Speaker and the highest-ranking Latino in the House, is vacating the seat to run for Senate. Plame will face a crowded field in the run for Luján's seat — over half a dozen Democrats are running — but her status as a nationally-known figure could boost her chances.
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