While re-called and then re-elected Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II and federal prosecutors have yet to face off in a Moakley Federal courtroom in Boston since the October arraignment of Correia on four counts of federal tax fraud and nine of wire fraud, that could change during the first week in June
The defense team has yet to make a discovery request following the release of more than 18,000 documents released during the discovery phase in November. Last week, Correia’s defense team and federal prosecutors indicated, in a release, a trial of one happens could possibly last 2-3 weeks.
A final status conference is set for the week of June 3rd following at least three postponements and cancellations. It’s possible a trial date could be set during that conference.
Below is the filing:
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Criminal No. 18-10364-DPW v. JASIEL F. CORREIA, II Defendant
JOINT INTERIM STATUS REPORT PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE 116.5(b)
The United States of America, by and through the undersigned Assistant United States
Attorneys, and the defendant, through undersigned counsel, hereby file this Joint Memorandum
Pursuant to Local Rule 116.5(b) as follows:
1. The government produced approximately 18,256 pages of automatic discovery on
November 7, 2018. There are no pending discovery requests.
2. The government does not presently anticipate making another substantial discovery
production prior to 21 days in advance whatever trial date is set.
3. Defendant has not yet made any additional discovery requests.
4. As the Court is aware, a protective order has been entered. See ECF Dkt. No. 27.
5. Defendant will file any motions under Fed. R. Crim. P. 12(b) by June 3, 2019.
6. The parties jointly request that any expert witness disclosures be made 60 days in
advance of whatever trial date is set.
7. Defendant has not given notice that he intends to offer a defense of insanity, public
authority, or alibi, but reserves the right to do so at a later date.
8. The Court has excluded time from arraignment, October 11, 2018, through and
including April 23, 2019. See ECF Dkt. Nos. 13, 29, and 32. The parties jointly
request that the Court enter an order of excludable delay from April 23, 2019, until
the date on which the Court schedules the final status conference, to allow
defendant additional time to review the voluminous discovery and prepare any
motions under Fed. R. Crim. P. 12(b).
9. The parties have not had any plea discussions. If this case were to go to trial, the
government expects that the trial would last approximately two to three weeks.
10. The parties agree that, in light of the information contained herein, an interim status
conference on April 23, 2019 is not necessary. The parties jointly request that the
Court cancel the conference scheduled for April 23, 2019, and schedule a final
status conference during the week of June 3, 2019.
JASIEL F. CORREIA II, ANDREW E. LELLING
Defendant United States Attorney
/s/ Kevin Reddington, Esq. /s/ Zachary R. Hafer
Kevin Reddington, Esq. Zachary R. Hafer
David G. Tobin
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that this document filed through the ECF system will be sent electronically
to the registered participants as identified in the Notice of Electronic Filing.
/s/ Zachary R. Hafer
Zachary R. Hafer
Assistant U.S. Attorney