Fall River Mayor Indicted, Baker And Gonzalez Spar At First Debate

Oct 12, 2018

The mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts -- Jasiel Correia -- was indicted on federal charges this week that he defrauded investors and lied to tax authorities. 

Prosecutors said Correia collected more than $360,000 from investors to develop an app. They said he spent much of that on a lavish lifestyle and political campaigns. And Republican Governor Charlie Baker's re-election campaign quickly removed an endorsement from Correia, a Democrat, from its website, and donated money from the mayor to a charity. 

As for Baker, he met his Democratic rival, Jay Gonzalez, in the first gubenatorial debate of the general election season. Baker, who has a hefty lead in the polls, touted his record. But Gonzalez kept saying Baker isn't doing enough. 

A recent poll in the race for Connecticut governor has Democrat Ned Lamont leading Republican Bob Stefanowski by eight points. The poll from Quinnipiac University also found outgoing Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is less popular than President Trump. 

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