Days after he was arrested on fraud charges, Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II is now facing an eviction.
The Bristol County Sheriff’s Office said Monday night that a civil process deputy “served an eviction notice earlier today at Mr. Correia’s residence,” according to spokesman Jonathan Darling.
Correia, who was arrested last Thursday, is charged with stealing more than $231,000 from investors in his SnoOwl tech startup. Federal prosecutors said he used the money on expensive travel, a Mercedes-Benz sedan, casinos, and adult entertainment.
Correia, 26, has denied the charges, and returned to work on Friday, insisting that he would not be resigning.
“I’m back at work and doing the people’s business,” he said Friday. “I was elected to do the job, and it is my job to be the mayor, and, until such time as it isn’t my job, I’m going to continue to do the job.”