The latest development in an ongoing dispute over Correia’s fitness to serve in office while facing multiple federal charges is about to also make a visit to a state court.
– News covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.
Fall River city councilors file for injunction to keep Mayor Jasiel Correia II out of office.
The ongoing sordid political scandal in Fall River is spilling over into another courtroom.
Given Mayor Carreia’s multiple arrests by the feds and then multiple indictments in federal court, Fall River city councilors have filled for an injunction in state court to order Correia to take a paid leave of absence from office in the wake of the council voting to impose same upon him while he awaits trial in federal court or is perhaps even sooner voted out of office come November’s fast approaching local mayoral election.
Needless to say, Correia’s attorney is playing the innocent until proven guilty card; however, as various high-ranking city employee patronage hack hires of Mayor Correia were also arrested for interrelated crimes as well as that all were hit mutual do not contact orders by the cour and so making it hard for Corriea to perform his mayoral duties.
While area media for the most part appear to biting on the innocent until proven guilty argument, Quincy Quarry cannot help but suggest that a paid leave under these circumstances might be an allowable option for a state court judge to affirm and so issue an appropriately crafted retraining order.