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.READ MORE: Video shows tornado in Charlestown, New Hampshire
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.READ MORE: Bemis fire in New Hampshire's Crawford Notch, White Mountain forest is 45% contained
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.MORE NEWS: Edwin Fantauzzi identified as suspect in reported Downtown Boston rape
Correia was first elected as mayor at 23 years old and was seen as a rising political star until his arrest.