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FALL RIVER, Mass. — The embattled mayor of Fall River plans to deliver a statement as his problems mount with word that he’s been evicted from his apartment.
Mayor Jasiel Correia pleaded not guilty last week to a 13-count federal indictment charging him with defrauding investors in a company he formed several years ago and filing false tax returns.
He’s scheduled to speak Tuesday morning at City Hall.
The Herald News of Fall River reports Correia was served eviction papers from his apartment Monday.
It wasn’t immediately known why he was being evicted.
The City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday to consider a no confidence vote in the mayor, who said last week he would not resign. Some councilors say it’s unclear if they have the authority to remove Correia from office.
Fall River is a working-class city of about 87,000 residents in southeastern Massachusetts, some 55 miles from Boston. It is perhaps most famous for Lizzie Borden, who was accused but later acquitted of killing her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892.