A Possible Indictment Law

Fall River City Council member Stephen Long tells WSAR News that he continues to research a potential home rule petition that could be carried to Beacon Hill that would stipulate if elected public officials are the subject of indictments in the Commonwealth, that they would then immediately resign. 


Long told WSAR News that he agrees with the provisions that indictments are not convictions and that one is innocent until proven guilty but that those under indictment have a choice to make.


Bristol 6th District State Rep Carole Fiola tells WSAR News that she's willing to work with the city council if it wants to produce something. 


Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia ll has maintained he will not be resigning from office while battling a federal indictment of 9 allegations of wire fraud and 4 of allegedly filing false tax returns.