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Convicted Ex-Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia To Report To Prison Friday

FALL RIVER (CBS) -- Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia will report to prison after seven delays.

Correia, who is set to serve six years in prison, lost a motion Wednesday for continued release pending an appeal hearing. He will now report to prison on Friday.

Correia was convicted last September of 21 counts for defrauding investors in a smartphone app he was developing and for extorting money from marijuana companies seeking to do business in Fall River. A judge later dismissed 10 fraud and tax evasion charges.

He was supposed to report to prison on December 3, but asked a judge to allow him to remain free so he could help with his family's restaurant during the holidays. That appeal was accepted.

He will report to a New Hampshire federal prison.

Correia was first elected as mayor at 23 years old and was seen as a rising political star until his arrest.

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