This doc-series follows Jasiel Correia, the youngest mayor in Massachusetts history, who faces wire fraud and extortion prosecutions as he prepares for re-election in his hometown. All episodes streaming now.Download NowDownload Now
Jasiel Correia II
Jasiel Correia II
Since being elected at 23, Jasiel Correia has shaken things up in Fall River, MA. Some citizens think he has charisma and cares for his constituents. Others think he’s no more than a con artist.
Politics can be a dirty game. And when one city landfill closes, it opens the door for upheaval. Then-city council member Jasiel makes mayoral moves.
Sam Sutter defeats Will Flanagan in a special election. Less than a year later, Jasiel defeats incumbent Sutter. But new evidence begins to surface that could put Jasiel in jeopardy.
Rumors run amuck in Fall River. Meanwhile Jasiel defeats Linda Pereira in his second election. But when the FBI enters the picture, a federal indictment catches up with Correia.
Amidst a pending federal prosecution, some Fall River residents call for the mayor’s resignation. But Jasiel, deadset on his innocence, carries on business-as-usual for his city.
Jasiel refuses to step down, but new candidates and competitors crop up. Paul Coogan brings experience and age with his ticket.
Jasiel is recalled, but is swiftly voted back into office. His sights are set on his impact and legacy, but another federal arrest gets in his way.
Even with extortion and bribery, Jasiel Correia is mayor of Fall River. Time will tell if winning his criminal trial or his next mayoral election is more important.
It’s the race for mayor, and Jasiel needs to win at any cost. But an unexpected outcome in the preliminary election puts Jasiel in unfamiliar territory.
After his campaign’s less than favorable voter results, Jasiel Correia voluntarily steps from his seat. And the only thing that is certain for now is both he and Fall River’s futures will change.