Jasiel Correia, the Democrat mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, is refusing to step down, despite the fact that he was recently arrested on fraud charges. This seems to be a recurring theme with Democrats.
FOX News reports:
Massachusetts mayor charged with fraud to fund lavish lifestyle refuses to step down
An embattled Democratic mayor from Massachusetts, who was arrested last week on suspicion of fraud and tax charges, is refusing to step down, calling his arrest “politically motivated” hours before city councilors pushed back a debate on how to handle the matter.
“I am presumed innocent until proven otherwise,” Mayor Jasiel Correia told reporters at a press conference at Fall River’s City Hall. “I will not allow political enemies to remove me from office.”
He said the attack began shortly after assuming office because he was “challenging the norms” in the town.
“Not arrogantly, not selfishly, but humbly, I will continue to every day show how hard working your mayor is, and I will not resign,” he continued.
The nine-member Fall River City Council adjourned a special meeting after an hour of public input Tuesday before discussing the indictment against Correia, MassLive.com reported.
He has pleaded not guilty and vowed to fight the charges.
Correia’s attorney threatened legal action if the council removed him.
How does this guy think he’s going to face the people after this? He owes the voters to step aside.