Mayor Correia Waives Right To Arraignment

Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II has waived his right to an arraignment on a second superseding indictment issued earlier in the month.


In a document filed today, Correia says he has read the indictment and discussed it with Brockton-based Defense Attorney Kevin Reddington. He has entered an official plea of not guilty to the 11 counts of bribery and aiding and abetting bribery.


Correia’s Former Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager Gen Andrade will be formally arraigned on October 2nd in the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston at 11:00 a.m.


Reddington and federal prosecutors will meet on October 16th for a status conference to see if more time will be needed for discover after the 11 count indictment.


Correia’s trial on 24 federal counts is set to start in late February next year.